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12 Jan 2018

Maintaining product integrity during storage and distribution.

A significant number of enquiries for solutions to the question above is driven from the following question....

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11 Jan 2018

Recycling solutions at work and how we can learn from early adopters.

When it comes to recycling and being better at it, I think we're all on the same page.   That page is all about how we can make real changes to waste management and how, as businesses, we play a part in the wider environmental issues we face. The drive for continuous improvement in cleanliness and recycling, in the most effective way, is ever growing and we are seeing a rapid increase in uptake of a more evolved waste management process.   Here are some examples of how others have embraced recycling to help them achieve their business goals....

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09 Jan 2018

Severn Bridge tolls cut for the first time since 1966.

Yesterday saw the tolls on both Severn Crossings cut for the first time since 1966.   Whilst welcome news to businesses from both sides of the water, calls are being made for them to be scrapped immediately rather than at the end of the year....

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09 Jan 2018

5 Examples of Continuous Improvement in Manufacturing

In order to make continuous improvements in manufacturing, you need to first eliminate the opportunities for errors and/or problems to occur.  Continuous improvement cannot easily be achieved if you are constantly fire-fighting or being reactive to the  everyday  - the whirlwind. Here we'll run through 5 examples of how you can make continuous improvements in manufacturing....

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05 Jan 2018

Why We Love Sustainable Coffee Shops (And You Should, Too!)

Over the years we've been getting more innovative, and in some cases more eccentric, when it comes to closed-loop recycling, waste up-cycling and, well, just generally finding weird yet wonderful uses of our waste.  As we strive for more lean manufacturing processes by adopting lean principles such as continuous improvement, here are some inspirational examples of how others have embraced the philosophy of Kaizen....

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04 Jan 2018

Why adopting lean principles to dirt control and ingress drives productivity

In the drive for continuous improvement and continuous flow, major Global manufacturing brands are investing in smart technology to eliminate dirt.  Why? Dirt is commonly overlooked when reviewing bottleneck analysis and the principles of Kaizen.  But, when you think about it, ingress of dirt does not stop at the door.  Unless it is eliminated at source, it just stays there until the next transport vehicle or pedestrian travels over it and takes the dirt further and deeper into your storage and production areas till it causes issues inside your facilities and production lines.  The further it travels, the smaller the dirt particles become, and the greater damage caused.     Here's how one improvement can continually eliminate waste (Kaizen) and strengthen the weakest link in the manufacturing process (bottleneck analysis)....

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03 Jan 2018

How to solve a problem called recycling post China pull out

Back in July 2017, China announced it would no longer accept 24 grades of plastic, textiles and paper imports it claimed was contaminated with dirty or hazardous materials or other waste products.  This ban is now in place....

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06 Dec 2017

The Ultimate Guide On Contamination Control

Have you ever asked yourself the question 'How do I control contamination?'   If you have, you are not alone.  Contamination, regardless of industry, is a big deal.   ...

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06 Dec 2017

Unisan UK join forces to support The Woodland Trust.

Over the next 10 years, The Woodland Trust aims to plant 64 million trees, in part to commemorate the fallen from World War One, and they can't do this without a strong band of 4,200 volunteers, 300 staff and the founder John James....

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05 Dec 2017

5 signs you're spending too much on waste

Have you ever thought about the bins in your facility? Literally, really sat down and thought about what's potentially one of the most overlooked items in your armoury?  With increasing landfill costs and demand for zero waste, the importance of waste management and recycling grows. ...

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05 Dec 2017

How to reduce recycling costs.

What recycling systems can I put in place to improve efficiency and reduce costs?   First, you need to understand the cost of waste....

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04 Dec 2017

How ProfilGate helps AGVs take one step closer to clean facilities

How to achieve world class facilities has just got easier...

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