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Scott Stone

Scott Stone

Scott Stone is the E-business manager for Cisco-Eagle, Inc, a provider of integrated material handling and storage systems for industrial operations. Scott has over 23 years experience in industrial operations and marketing.

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  When considering new solutions for material handling challenges, there can be an overwhelming number of options and potential vendors, technologies, or equipment types. Finding the right solution for your specific needs is imperative to achieve optimal performance. Before investing in a solution, decision makers need to understand the ins and outs of their current system, establish clear goals, and communicate budget considerations. Let’s take a deeper look at the areas warehouses and distribu...
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Conveyors are an ideal solution for transporting material (cartons, food items, automotive components, pallets, scrap metal, pills, wood and furniture, and heavy manufactured components) from point A to point B in a warehouse or distribution center. Plain and simple. In order to maximize the efficiency of conveying systems, however, it’s critical that you choose the right solution to meet the specific needs of your operation. But when you factor in all of the different options and conveyor types...
It’s the most important reason, but keeping employees safe and injury-free is not the only benefit of providing a safe environment for workers. A safer workplace: Drives productivity and revenue growth. Has long-term effects on employee engagement, retention, and loyalty. Allows for better processes to be found and put in place.
According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are one of the leading causes of workplace injuries and illnesses. The Bureau of Labor Statistics, in fact, shows MSDs (e.g., carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis, muscle strains, lower back injuries, etc.) accounted for roughly 33% of all worker injury and illness cases reported in 2013.   Conveyors can reduce the risk of musculoskeletal injury in tasks that involve manual handling by reducing th...
While conveyor systems can help you create warehouse efficiency and optimize operations, they are both a major investment and a serious decision. You want the best equipment you can buy for your money, so it’s important to factor in considerations such as the Total Cost of Ownership to determine how you can maximize the investment over the long term. To ensure you get the most out of your conveyor system now and in the future, it’s also important to allow adequate time for testing prior to getti...
When it comes to selecting the right conveyor system, it’s important to remember that one size does not fit all. In fact, making the right decision on conveyor hardware, layout, design, and type for your business is critical to ensuring smooth operations that enhance productivity, reduce labor costs, and deliver products to customers quickly and correctly. Is your supplier guiding you to the best conveyor system to achieve your best results?   
Conveyors are the backbone of effective material handling systems. In fact, conveyor systems in manufacturing and warehouse operations can significantly reduce costs, increase productivity, drive throughput, align with lean principles, and create a safer, more ergonomic production environment.   Short delays can occur on just about any type of conveying equipment. But what happens when bottlenecks form along your conveyor line? How do you determine the root of the problem in order to keep the pr...
Conveyor safety is critical for ensuring workers remain safe and free of injury. In fact, the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau Statistics reports more than 50 workplace fatalities occur a year where conveyors are the primary source of injury. For this reason, any facility that utilizes conveyors should make safety training a priority for all employees. But what about salespeople, customers, truck drivers, inspectors, and other visitors to a manufacturing plant or warehouse? How can plant managers...