White paper examines role of ergonomics in integrated Lean strategies
A recent publication by Material Handling Industry of America emphasizes the importance of integrating Lean and ergonomic concepts with material handling equipment solutions.
Material Handling Industry of America recently published a white paper entitled Integrated Lean Thinking & Ergonomics: Utilizing Material Handling Assist Device Solutions for a Productive Workplace .
Commissioned by the Ergonomic Assist Systems and Equipment Council and the Lift Manufacturers Product Section of MHIA, it emphasizes the importance of integrating Lean and ergonomic concepts with material handling equipment solutions. It provides specific situations in which companies have used material handling equipment to improve and support their Lean initiatives while enhancing employee work environments with ergonomic solutions and improving the throughput process.
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Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.