What are the benefits of lean manufacturing, what are the advantages of lean production? Lean manufacturing can benefit your business in many ways, from reducing your scrap and space required to reducing lead times to a fraction of your current lead times. In addition to this expect your productivity to rise and your profits to improve. Implement lean manufacturing if you want to see these significant and proven benefits.
This is a true story about a conniving and deceitful eBay customer. My experience shows how eBay is carefully protecting both buyers and sellers.
Sustainability jobs are becoming more popular and greater in number around the United States. This should make for a brighter economic growth and a healthier country. Some of these jobs are fun, too!
Cashiers everywhere groan when a customer wants to use cash rather than swipe a credit card. Making change really doesn't have to be all that difficult if you know these tips.
Move from being Sales-Phobic to having a passion for selling. The issue is you've been selling the wrong stuff in the wrong way to the wrong people. Selling is fun when you've got good news for your potential customers. Hey, you may even become an evangelist - literally a bringer of good news!
HVAC(R) professionals are in high demand and choosing a career isn't always easy. This article will give you a sneak peek into an HVAC career.
Are you looking for a job where you can use your people skills? Consider a job in retail! Before you send in that application, find out what you can expect as an entry level sales associate.
A press release can be a low cost and cost-effective PR and marketing tool for small business. Find out what is a press release and how to write and distribute it.
A comprehensive business analysis of Walmart Stores Inc., one of the most well-known, internationally-recognized retailers, for the US market.
This is a no-nonsense, practical and down to earth guide to how you can increase sales in your shop on a daily, monthly and yearly basis. There is no strange marketing jargon, or tricky sales psychology to learn - just sound advice and simple sales techniques that you can implement today.
This article looks at personal characteristics of individuals that influence consumer behavior. What does your personality have to do with marketing? Can/does it benefit marketers and manufacturers to be interested in the concept of personality, and those things that are linked or related to it? Are people's personalities relevant to what they consume? The answer, of course, is "yes," as this Hub reveals.
If you wish to use Kanban to pull production through your Just in Time (JIT) process as part of your lean manufacturing initiative then you need to understand how to calculate your Kanban quantities. There are several different factors you need to consider when calculating your Kanban quantities from your daily demand, your production lead times, container (bin) sizes and of course the all encompassing safety factor.
A former Postal 204b supervisor explains the reasons behind his decision to quit the worst job he ever had.
You are an overwrought potential City Carrier Assistant who is terrified about your impending interview. Relax on Mel Carriere's postal therapy couch. Maybe he can soothe your worried mind, maybe not.
Harland David Sanders didn't have enough money to retire at 65. He decided to open a restaurant selling his special fried chicken. It resulted in one of the most successful franchises in U.S. history.
I have been asked these questions for years and decided to put the answers in this article. This is a must read for Costco fans.
An overview of the ups and downs of working in retail. A cashier's own story of working in the retail environment.
How did cashiers know how much change to give back before computers? They counted it back by hand. This tutorial makes it easy to give back the right amount of change.
Postal OJI and web author Mel Carrier provides City Carrier Assistants with advice to simplify their thought processes and daily work flow.
Need web hosting and domain name solutions in Kenya? Here is a comprehensive list of the best web hosting and domain solution companies in Kenya to work with.
There are crazy myths about being a Mary Kay Consultant, but as with any opportunity, you have to put in effort to make it work. Take the time to find out for yourself if Mary Kay is right for you.
People often ask me what the police academy is like and how best to prepare. Here are a few things you can do beforehand to make you life at the academy a whole lot easier.
The Internet has fundamentally changed the advertising business. Discover the different types of Internet advertising.
Looking for an entry level career with regular business hours? You may be thinking of applying to be a bank teller. Find out what to expect before you fill out that form!
How much do Community College Professors make? Find out average salaries and how to get information about specific 2-year colleges.
Many Texas firefighters are unaware that state law grants tuition exemption for a number of professional certifications and degrees. This explains the process and reasoning for using the benefit.
So you are considering or you've just been accepted as a Postal City Carrier Assistant (CCA) and you are wondering what is in store for you. Warning - results may vary! Be prepared to travel.
This article explores Dell's competitive advantage in the industry, documenting it's rise and fall. What led to Dell's initial success as a market leader and what caused its eventual decline?
Your Postal MDD Scanner has a tendency to freeze at awkward moments and run out of battery power on those long, gloomy postal nights. Do you know what to do?
Valuation of a small or medium-sized service business can be difficult for non-finance professionals. In this article we cover some very basic valuation methods for business owners to use in valuing their current business or when considering an acquisition.
Curious about a career in data analysis? It's a relatively secure job that pays well and comes with a lot of job satisfaction for the right person. Here's an overview of what you can expect if you're starting out on the path to become one.
Would yesterday's copyrwriting skills be relevant in today’s advertising environments? This article looks at some of the ways that advertising has changed and, specifically, how that impacts the field of copywriting.
The job market has been tough, over the past several years, for marketing professionals wanting to change jobs, as well as for new graduates with degrees in marketing and advertising. The good news is that the economic situation has improved a bit, and many employers are once again hiring people with top-notch skills and experience. This article takes a look at jobs, salary ranges, and what employers might be looking for as they seek to fill top jobs in marketing.
No matter what fancy tag you apply to it, being a USPS letter carrier is grueling work. This article compares the entry level Postal positions of Rural Carrier Associate and City Carrier Assistant.
Peachtree by Sage is a great choice for your small business bookkeeping needs. It is easy to setup, easy to use, affordable, and plenty of reports.
Thinking of getting into sales, but concerned about all the sales jargon you might come across? Fear no more: here is the (almost) definitive ABC guide of all the common sales jargon you are likely to encounter in your new career.
So you, Postal CCA, have been asked to move up to a 204b supervisor position, and you're pretty full of yourself! Although Mel does not want to burst your bubble, you need to know the grim realities.
Have you been considering joining the US Military? More specifically, have you been considering joining the United States Air Force? The US Air Force is a great thing - you defend the country, have a nice quality of life, a good stable income, and...
If you are exhibiting at a trade show with a stand or booth, get helpful advice and tips for successful preparation: display stand staffing and training.
Multi-level marketing, i.e. MLM / network marketing, has five fundamental flaws that you need to know before you join.
Working a customer service job can be harder than anything else out there, as customers are picky and difficult. Learn what you need to do to help your customers, business, and yourself.
This article is my best advice to new nurses in the OR. Most of the advice is for the circulating role. Although, much of it pertains to the scrub role also.
If you've just received excellent customer service at your supermarket, thank the store's trainer. They are responsible for ensuring the staff's training is up to date and everyone is working safely.
You are a CCA who just got word you've been promoted to Regular Carrier, but are you ready to sell your soul to the Postal Devil and make this a career? Mel covers the grim and the grins.
Detailed SWOT Analysis of Hero MotoCorp, India's leading two wheeler manufacturer on its strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.
Event Coordinator and Promo Model Veteran breaks down the actual steps you need to take to land one of the funnest summer jobs ever - with pro tips on finding legit gigs, and what to beware of!
Here we explore the relationship between staff, consumers and management of day programs for people with developmental disabilities and how the programs can run more efficiently and smoothly.
There are numerous adverts on the Internet promising lucrative typing and data entry work from home. Are these scams, or is it really possible to earn a living in this way?
The introduction of new products or services can require large outlays of cash. Manufacturers often use test markets to gather information related to sales potential & other marketing considerations.
IPS stands for Indian Police Services. How is their service life? What positions can they reach in their service life? What post does an IPS get during his career?
A detailed how-to on making a failing pub business succeed and thrive. Taken from years of experience and success, I share some of my simple tips and tricks to help improve your revenue.
What is the difference between a zoologist and a zookeeper? This article explores zookeeper careers, salary ranges, and educational requirements.
The definition of mass media is changing as the Internet, mobile and social media continue to evolve. Find out exactly what is mass media today.
There are many of aspects to cashiering you may not have realized before. If you're considering applying for a cashiering position, take a look at how to cashier from someone with years of experience.
A few tips and strategies that any sales person can use to maximise their time when visiting with customers and prospects.
Whether you're fresh out of school or looking to change careers, this article provides insight into the various ways a person can make their way into the HVAC industry and why one may be better for you than another.
Effective promotional product buying does more than help promote your company, it can also help you save marketing dollars. Learn how to develop a good promotional product strategy with these tips.
The City Carrier Assistant (CCA) is a newly created Postal position that has been controversial among the ranks of letter carriers. Mel advises the CCA how to adapt to a hostile postal environment.
This is a telling of my experience as a USPS CCA in New Orleans, as well as a "what to expect" tutorial for anyone considering this profession.
Electronic billboards are the billboards of the future. Find out what an electronic billboard is, as well as best practices and challenges for using them to advertise a business.
The travel nurse is an answer to America's continuing nurse shortage and one of the most lucrative health-care professions in terms of higher pay, greater numbers of benefits, and less stress.
What is Lean Manufacturing, just what is a good lean manufacturing definition? If you want to implement lean manufacturing then you need to understand Lean Manufacturing Principles and Concepts. This article will try to give you a concise lean manufacturing definition and show how it compares to Agile Manufacturing and Six Sigma.
Advertisers have always pushed the edge when it comes to getting the word out on a product. Here are 5 tried and true advertising gimmicks that are guaranteed to coerce the consumer into spending their money.
There are many qualities to being a good customer service representative. In this hub I will go over some of the things that will help you to be a great CSR!
This page describes how to get started in the fishing industry. It includes links to various resources to help you find work on a fishing boat.
Often, one small event is enough to change the direction of our lives. One phone call, made while on vacation in Texas, was instrumental in changing my career path and fulfilling a lifetime dream.
Pop Up Displays are Exhibition Stands with Pop Up Graphics. A compact, portable display stand is a great way for your company to earn from Exhibitions and Trade Shows.
Learn how to increase productivity as a medical transcriptionist and improve your accuracy rate while making automated speech recognition work for you.
Basic duties of a cashier are to greet customers, ring up merchandise, bag the items, take the customer's payment and thank them for their business. What training or skills are needed?
There is can be little doubt that United Parcel Service (UPS) enjoys being a Big Brown roadblock to the potential success of the United States Postal Service, but would they seriously resort to the sabotage of the Surepost product, even at the discomfit of its own customers? Mel investigates.
If you're a new Avon Independent Sales Representative, you will probably have some questions that weren't answered in your first meeting. Read through these Questions and Answers to learn more about the Avon business.
Learn everything there is to know about joining the Army as a combat medic. This guide takes you from the day you start thinking about becoming a medic to the day you graduate.
Are you interested in becoming an x-ray technologist in the medical radiography field? Learn what school subjects you should be proficient in and look at what your training may entail.
The Winter Solstice is upon us. If you are a letter carrier for the USPS, you are probably already delivering at night. Here are a few dark delivery tips for the fledgling City Carrier Assistant.
A career in HVAC requires the use of many tools. These lists of tools, with pictures, will show you what you need to start out on the right foot in your heating and air conditioning career.
This is an overview of the processes a consumer goes through when he or she seeks to make a purchase and how a marketer reacts throughout that process.
Buying supplies in bulk and calculating shipping cost by weight and size are just a couple ways of saving on shipping. For more frugal tips, use this free guide created by a Top Rated eBay Seller.
Several factors have contributed to the success of the Walt Disney Company, and its success is well-known. But the Disney Company also deals effectively with its risks.
Detailed SWOT Analysis of Patanjali Ayurved, India's leading and fastest growing FMCG company on its strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.
McDonald's can be a great way to earn money for teenagers who are looking for their first job, retirees who need extra cash, people who need a second job, and everyone in between.
Selling items online is big business. A great description is essential when it comes to converting a browse to a sale. Find out how to write a product description that works.
Before becoming an escrow assistant, it is important to understand the job description and duties that come with this position. What is escrow? What is an escrow assistant? Find all that out here.
This article reviews public and private sector employment and some of the major differences between these two work environments.
So are you looking for a job in a call center. Know more about working in a call center or BPO. What are the positions available in a BPO. Know the job description of the same. Also get an idea of the growth in the BPO industry and the salary that it offers.
Thinking about becoming a Postal City Carrier Assistant (CCA), but you want to know if you have the right stuff to get through the training process? Described here are the rigors of CCA bootcamp.
If you're unable to qualify for merchant programs or struggle with creating affiliate links, this Viglink and Skimlinks review could be the answer to your prayers.
This page will give you an idea of the reality of fishing for a living. Fishing may sound like an ideal job, but it requires a lot of sacrifice and work to be successful.
Feeling stressed after a long day of listening to people? Working yourself up over little things that wouldn't normally bother you? Stress from work starting to affect your personal life? Well, I've been there and here's a few words on what helps me.
Doing postdoctoral research after finishing a PhD is now a necessary step to a tenure track position. However the terrible career structure in science leaves many scientists in the postdoc trap.
Mistakes you make with your telephone voice and 6 tips for correcting. What is your image? Sound more confident and successful. Pause and take a deep breath before answering a call.
If you watch CSI and CSI Miami on television, you are watching criminology at work. Criminology is an important science in the field of sociology that can help prevent future crimes and help prisons become rehabilitative.
LinkedIn might be the "professionals social network" but visual content is just as important as on other social networks. Discover how to start leveraging visual content on your LinkedIn Company Page here.
This article explores four of the biggest roadblocks to happiness encountered as a CCA (City Carrier Assistant), and asks the question of whether you really want to subject yourself to this insanity.
Many people make product or entertainment choices based on what they read on Internet review sites; this can be a big mistake.
So, you want to be a restaurant server? Waiting tables and working in restaurants is very popular work that may be easy for some job seekers to come by, but the job isn't all fun and games.