Energy – The Hidden Waste

No company likes waste, in fact many companies implement systems to actively try and eliminate waste such as Lean 5S and Six Sigma. The problem is – these systems are designed for reducing time and process waste and do not directly address company energy waste. Surprisingly, the most efficient ‘Lean’ manufacturing or logistics company canContinue reading “Energy – The Hidden Waste”

Are exoskeletons the future of warehousing?

This is the hybrid assistive limb, or HAL, exoskeleton and is the invention of the Japanese company Cyberdyne (yes, like in Terminator) that can be worn by anyone. It can be used to improve and augment the users natural strength and by physically impaired people to improve their mobility. The full suit provides additional supportContinue reading “Are exoskeletons the future of warehousing?”

Are we in Industry 4.0?

There have been considerable shifts in industry throughout history as new technology has been invented and implemented. When new technology is applied on a large it can cause a dramatic change in how all industry works – this creates a new ‘version’ of industry. What is Industry 1.0? 1760-1840 – The Industrial Revolution. The mostContinue reading “Are we in Industry 4.0?”