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May 24, 2017

Are you interested in experiencing the benefits of a more efficient workplace without the need for a full automation implementation?

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May 8, 2017

There are many ways to measure employee performance in food processing, commercial laundry or industrial environment… most of which can be boiled down to several essential categories.

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April 4, 2017

Everyone is looking to increase productivity, and we know of no better way than implementing a visual workplace. Visual Workplace is a feature of our SpindleLIVE software that will increase

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April 4, 2017

Creating an environment for motivating employees is a constant challenge and sometimes seen as the holy grail of productivity. In order to encourage employees, we must understand the inherent motivational triggers and then design programs to support them.

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April 4, 2017

Investing in new equipment to keep operations running smoothly is a constant financial trade-off decision. Making equipment investment decisions should not be void of data. Are you using your current equipment to full capacity? What efficiencies are gained with new equipment versus minimizing downtime with your current equipment.

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March 16, 2017

Food processing plants contain hazards unique to their industry – more than the typical manufacturing environment. These often include

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February 20, 2017

 The US food industry is made up of an approximately 21,000 companies with an estimated $750 billion in revenue. Worldwide processed food sales are about $2 trillion.

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February 2, 2017

 Your operations process is a combination of moving parts armed with a steady flow of constant information.  Connecting and integrating data for all of your equipment and labor productivity is cumbersome and time consuming.  If only there were a better way... 

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January 18, 2017

‘ A high performer can deliver 400% more productivity than the average performer.’ –Harvard Business Review

At Spindle we pride ourselves in our ability to help companies improve productivity and exceed business goals. However, our software is only a piece of the efficiency puzzle. It all starts with people. Building a strong high-performance workforce is vital to the success of your manufacturing operations.

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January 11, 2017

How to Cut Manufacturing Costs

As a manufacturing plant manager your goal is to run a successful and efficient operation. We’ve put together some ideas to help you cut manufacturing costs by focusing on four areas of your operation: Labor Costs, Energy Consumption, Material Costs, and Capital Investment.    

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January 3, 2017

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2015 there were approximately 2.9 million workplace injuries and illnesses reported by private industry employers.

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December 21, 2016

Growing production costs and an influx of competitors in the food packaging space mean only the most efficient survive. Spindle takes a multidimensional approach to boosting efficiency for your food packaging operations.

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December 5, 2016

Food packaging is an incredibly important industry, providing not only physical protection to consumable goods, but also convenience, marketing messages and security.

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