This week is probably the most eclectic Two for Friday yet. On one hand we’re talking about “wearables” or Google Glass in the Supply Chain and the other we’ll share a Machinery Risk Assessment Tool with you.
- The benefits of Wearables to your Supply Chain
- ARET – A machinery risk assessment tool
The benefits of Wearables (Google Glass) to your Supply Chain
Emerging technologies represent opportunities, first we must assess, what do they do well? What can they do easily that nothing else can’t? With that as a starting point you can consider possible innovations in the way you do business. Eye for Transport ran an article recently about using Google Glass or other wearables in the supply chain. They address some of the possibilities for this technology in the supply chain which could also be applied to other applications as well:
- Inspire a new approach to old problems
- Do things better
- Do NEW things
- Reading bar-codes
- Connecting to a database
- Display information from the database
- Take pictures and add comments
These are just a few of the possibilities of this technology, never be afraid to innovate, research and test new things. It is not only possible but it is likely that with an open mind and a desire to improve that you will experience a break through that will significantly improve your business.
ARET – A machinery risk assessment tool
I am a huge fan of online resources and tools that generate useful information so this tool checks the boxes that I look for. If you are looking to assess the risk of injury for your equipment a company called Opti XL has some online tools to assist you in this endeavor. They do a fine job of explaining their tool, if this is something you need or may need in the future you might want to bookmark it for future reference.
Until Next Time – Are you Considering Summer Interns?
Have you seen more young people around your community yet? It is starting to feel like summer already here in Danville, CA and within a couple of weeks the local kids will all be on summer vacation. If you get a chance consider hiring a college or high-school age intern this summer. Maybe you can help us inspire this generation to join us in this cool industry.