Standish, MI -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/22/2015 -- Delivering Excellence, the Magline weekly newsletter, recently reviewed the elements of production, ergonomics, and lean manufacturing. With declining productivity rates in developed countries and an aging workforce population within the construction industry, the investigation and analysis of these two phenomena are critical to the future of the construction industry. Meanwhile, safety has been increasingly prioritized within industry in recent decades, with serious and fatal injuries at their lowest historical levels.
Incidence of work injuries on the job from repetitive stress injuries and poor physical techniques has motivated research investigating the ergonomics of day-to-day construction activities and how they are performed. In many industries a skilled labor force is becoming a scarce asset, and the construction industry, given its complexities and physical demands, is no exception to this trend.
Improving the productivity of labor within the organization is paramount to the successful delivery of projects. Improving the ergonomics of workers not only upholds safety, but can also enhance productivity; thereby increasing the return on investment spent training the workforce. In this regard, lean techniques help workers to identify waste and inefficiencies, thereby increasing their productivity. Case studies have also demonstrated that ergonomics is closely tied to safety, productivity, and reduction of waste.
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Delivering Excellence details programs which enable companies to design innovative route distribution solutions that enhance safety and productivity. Delivery routes with a variety of lightweight and ergonomically-designed solutions allow companies to move more loads with less physical stress delivering workplace safety and productivity. Leaders are looking for a competitive advantage, have dynamic and experienced sales forces, and have a corporate culture which is customer-focused and intent on building long-term relationships with satisfied customers.
Magline, Inc. (http://www.magliner.com) manufactures a complete line of innovative lightweight route distribution solutions under the Magliner brand. Named one of the Great Supply Chain Projects according to Supply & Demand Chain Executive, Magliner solutions are used in the beer, soft drink, food service, parcel delivery, home healthcare, and other distribution industries. Magline also offers implementation consulting and solutions for reducing service times and eliminating waste during deliveries. Magline is at the forefront of developing products that address the unique material handling requirements from distribution centers to delivery. Magline is the leader in hand trucks worldwide and has a strong dealer base in various regions domestically, as well as internationally. Magline was named a finalist in the MHI Innovation Award.
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