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7 Safety Features Every Modern Workplace Should Have

Posted by Guest Contributor on Dec 12, 2017 8:21:00 AM

Prime Advantage has invited industry experts to share insights on achieving manufacturing and business success. In this post, John Stuart of Creare Marketing discusses how to maintain workplace safety in the modern business world.  

Whether we’re talking about a small business that’s just starting up or a larger firm with dozens of employees, office safety is essential in any workplace. Hazards and risks are rare but not unavoidable. As a result, it’s the employer’s responsibility to create a safe and secure place for employees. The office does not only accommodate employees, it also houses valuable contracts, sensitive agreements and expensive equipment. All of this has to be kept safe around the clock. To come to your help, we’ve compiled a list of the most important safety features a modern workplace should have.

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Topics: Sustainability and Sustainable Business Practices

Why Your Company Needs to Plan for the (Distant) Future

Posted by Joe Ptak on Apr 29, 2016 7:49:37 AM

Keeping the future in mind is vital for long-term health. No matter if we're talking about personal vices or managing a business, everything we do now affects us down the road. The challenges of putting out fires today, filling orders today, making profits today, all seem to place tomorrow on the backburner. Of course, every company plans for the future in some capacity -- monthly and yearly forecasts, strategic meetings, investigating new revenue streams, establishing long term goals, etc. But what many overlook is planning for the distant future. We're talking about five, 10, 15 years down the line. And according to Forbes' piece, "Why Organizations Have To Think About The Day After Tomorrow," many companies are putting themselves at risk by not dedicating enough time in this area.

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Topics: Sustainability and Sustainable Business Practices, Talent and Leadership

How New Regulations in Commercial Refrigeration Will Impact Your Processes

Posted by Guest Contributor on Mar 22, 2016 6:00:00 AM

As part of Prime Advantage, Endorsed Suppliers have been invited to share their insights on the present and future of manufacturing success. In this post, Mark Keller from Intertek examines how changing environmental regulations are impacting processes for refrigeration manufacturers.

A changing regulatory environment and new standards from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are further transforming the way commercial refrigeration manufacturers evaluate their products and processes. These standards will bring a greater emphasis to energy efficiency and environmentally-friendly refrigerant alternatives in commercial refrigeration products.

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Topics: Manufacturing, Sustainability and Sustainable Business Practices

Great Team Results: It's Not About Talent

Posted by Louise O'Sullivan on Sep 24, 2015 7:30:00 AM

You did it! You found the most talented people in their respective field for each area of your team. All you need to do now is sit back and reap the benefits of their abilities! If this were only the case. The most crucial component of team performance isn't talent, it's trust. Without trust, a team will rarely achieve its goals.

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Topics: Sustainability and Sustainable Business Practices, Talent and Leadership

One Man's Trash is a Purchasing Manager's Fortune

Posted by Joe Ptak on Sep 15, 2015 6:30:00 AM
Most people care about the environment. They separate their plastic bottles, screw in fluorescent light bulbs all around the house, and turn in their Hummers for Priuses bearing that they can fit in one. Most people also care about money. They keep it safely nestled at a bank, ignore emails from Nigeria and even sometimes dump a few buckets of it on the bed to roll around in. Well, in the business world, there's a way to marry one's love for the environment AND money. Companies across the globe are profiting immensely from society's growing desire for products that promote sustainability. And according to Sustainability Offers Opportunities. Procurement Should Grab Them, many buyers are missing opportunities to cash in on this trend throughout the supply chain. Not to mention, they're also forgoing opportunities to get a nice old pat on the back from Mother Nature in the process.
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Topics: Sustainability and Sustainable Business Practices

Get Ahead of Changing Commercial Refrigeration Regulations

Posted by Guest Contributor on Jun 16, 2015 8:30:00 AM

What you need to do now as new regulations for commercial refrigeration take effect

As part of Prime Advantage, Endorsed Suppliers have been invited to share their insights on the present and future of manufacturing success. In this post, Renny Seiwert from Intertek looks at the changing environmental regulations that are impacting refrigeration manufacturers.

The commercial refrigeration industry recently saw regulatory changes from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which focus on energy efficiency and alternative refrigerants. Here are the changes that could directly affect your business and what you need to do now to stay compliant.

 

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Topics: Manufacturing, Sustainability and Sustainable Business Practices

Sustainable Business Practices For Lasting Success in Manufacturing

Posted by Thyra Nelson on Apr 30, 2015 7:50:00 AM

When people hear the phrase "sustainable business practices," most immediately think of recycling or using recycled materials. Although recycling is a common practice for many, most manufacturers are thinking far beyond this first step. During the benchmarking sessions at Prime Advantage's recent Spring Conference, a collection of Members and Endorsed Suppliers discussed their business activities related to sustainability. Yes, recycling was on the list, but it wasn’t the focus of the conversation.

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Topics: Sustainability and Sustainable Business Practices

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