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  There is a constant demand for better, faster, and cheaper today and this puts lots of strain on those who create and manufacture products to keep pushing the envelope and deliver what business and consumers are demanding. Industry has pushed limits in many directions. They have found ways to increase human productivity by understanding how humans work more effectively and making sure that they adhere to these guidelines. As a result humans are able to do more in shorter periods of time with less wear and tear. They have also increased efficiency in delivery and manufacturing processes allowing more…

Self storage units aren’t just for individuals and families. They can be a great asset to businesses that have space issues, need flexibility for stock, and require better security, protection, and proper storing conditions to protect their goods. Too often businesses aren’t using their space efficiently. They’re either cramped with overstock and have difficulty operating day-to-day; or, they’re renting too large a space, which may help during busier seasons, but is unused and costing too much the rest of the year.Traditional retail stores, offices, and small, online businesses are some of the groups who benefit from storing their office supplies,…

Many businesses within the food industry depend on the use of artificial food dyes to colour their food and beverage products. They use artificial colours because consumers expect their food and beverages to look a certain way — they want their cherry-flavored candy to be red and cheddar cheese to be orange. The food industry can’t do away with food colouring altogether, but they can opt for more natural alternatives.   Many consumers are concerned about the use of artificial dyes in their food products and beverages because they believe that they have negative health effects. Studies have suggested that…

Starting your own business is a dream come true for thousands of entrepreneurs, whether you’re turning your passion project into your profession, opening a restaurant, or taking your skills and starting your own firm. But it’s a risk – that’s what being an entrepreneur means. Many businesses wind up shutting down when their owners get in over their heads in debt, with their assets sold off and creditors in line to claim the proceeds. The key to surviving in business is knowing where you stand and predicting trouble before you’re in it. The sooner you know you can’t handle your…

There are a variety of reasons why a company may choose to implement enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. For some organizations, implementation comes as a result of outgrowing the system that’s already in place, which may even be obsolete at this point in time. Some look to enterprise resource planning software as a tool for boosting productivity, hoping it will help to improve each staff member’s level of efficiency. Regardless of why enterprise resource planning software is being considered, it’s important to take a few steps before implementation occurs. Here are a few things to focus on prior to implementing…