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With technology at the forefront of modern communication, more and more people are turning to the Internet to stay abreast of the latest news and information. Likewise, many of today's consumers use the Internet to find the best prices and to conduct research when they're planning their next purchase.
High gas costs translate into high shipping costs, but manufacturers needn't passively accept this. Those companies that learn how less-than-truckload (LTL) carriers classify freight can modify their shipping processes to lower shipping costs.
Using sophisticated inventory managment software is supposed to solve the problem of inaccurate counts, but that's not always the case. Delays in order fulfillment and angry customers are inevitable if your warehouse is plagued by erroneous inventory counts. If your inventory data doesn't match what you physically have in your warehouse, it's time to take corrective action.
One of the most nerve-wracking experiences in a manufacturing executive's career is when an Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) inspector shows up at the door and says something like: "We received a complaint and we'd like to take a look around." Part of the reason for the anxiety is that OSHA investigators don't give any notice and can be very secretive.