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LOW-TECH TO HIGH-TECH: HISTORY OF OFFICE SUPPLIES

In a world of hi-tech gear, office supplies are some of the simplest – and perhaps mundane– devices known to man – and yet, we would be unable to reach a satisfactory level of productivity without them. Upon closer inspection, office supplies have an untold history that’s both fascinating and entertaining.CalculatorsBefore there were calculators, there [...]

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HOW TO SET UP AN EFFICIENT SHIPPING AND RECEIVING CENTER

Despite the explosive growth of electronic communication, the volume of hard mail continues to rise – driven by consumers and businesses for the handling and processing of their mail. Managing a chain of communication efficiently and cost-effectively – especially in a large corporation – is critical for building customer relationships, reducing corporate waste, and capitalizing [...]

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WE’RE MOVIN’ ON UP: PACKING SUPPLIES MUST-HAVES

It’s amazing to think all of your household goods, prized possessions, and furniture can be literally packed and moved to somewhere new. To ensure your household arrives in good condition (including yourself and your family), make sure you have purchased the right packing supplies. Your time and money are valuable – so purchase supplies that [...]

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CREATE FUNCTION AND ORDER IN YOUR OFFICE

The most important function of an office is function. If your office is not organized efficiently, chances are, you are going to be less efficient as well. Too often, offices are crammed with office machines, equipment, supplies, and piles of paper that create dysfunction and even stress. Following are steps to creating an office design [...]

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PUTTING TOGETHER A HOUSEHOLD TOOL KIT

If you’re like most, you have many of the necessary homeowner’s tools. However, are they all in once place? Can you easily put your hands on that tape measure or utility knife? What’s more, when’s the last time you could located that brand-new hammer or the screwdriver set your mother gave you last year for [...]

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SAFETY IN THE RETAIL WORKPLACE

The retail environment may appear to be a relatively safe workplace (save the disgruntled shopper or two), and unlike a construction site or workplace that develops chemicals, a retail store doesn’t seem to pose any obvious threats. However, retail workers face everyday hazards, from trip-and-fall risks to back injuries resulting from lifting heavy boxes.With retailers [...]

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SETTING UP AN EFFICIENT HOME OFFICE

Working from home offers many unique advantages to working from an office. From the flexibility of setting your own schedule to eliminating the daily commute, working from home is a trend that is on the rise. However, working from home successfully requires creating an office space that will promote efficiency in the midst of a [...]

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SHIPPING BOXES

In today’s globalized environment, shipping supplies has never been more crucial—or more complex. With Americans buying goods from, and selling goods to, the rest of the world, high-quality shipping and receiving professionals are among the most important links in the supply chain. The numbers tell the story: the US Post office handles over a billion packages [...]

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FUTURE OF SHIPPING AND RECEIVING

In recent years, methods of handling materials in shipping and receiving have changed significantly. The adoption of equipment such as automatic sorting systems, robots, computer-directed trucks, and programmed data storage and retrieval systems has createdlargely automated operations. This automation, coupled with the use of hand-held barcode and RFID scanners has increased the productivity of shipping [...]

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SAFETY TOOLS

Give up? It’s not your lawyer, and it’s not a calculator. It’s the safety tool. Though nearly any business has to open a large volume of mail and packages during daily operations, toomany businesses allow employees to use bare razors, or food knives, to open boxes. This is a small mistake that leads to big [...]

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