Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, operations managers are considering how to update operational practices while maintaining output. Facilities are grappling with issues such as reduced headcount, increased safety measures, and physical distancing. How can they implement these measures without compromising throughput and profitability?
The COVID-19 pandemic is exposing the vulnerability of our food supply chain to disruptions. Though executives are assuring the public that there is no shortage of food and beverage supplies or other everyday household items, supply chains are still facing challenges.
When planning for a new laboratory or expanding your current operation, sometimes location can limit availability, or size can impact the structural capability of a space. Every site will have pros and cons. That’s why it’s important to consider these five things during site selection.
As we come upon the holiday season, there are many activities that wind down and need to be completed by year-end: employee reviews, goal planning for the facility organization and holiday shutdown schedules. These are all important year-end activities, but another one is the repeat of the capital planning process/capital project management yearly cycle.
Just like yearly budgets, goal planning and employee reviews, planning and management of the capital plan should occur in a regular, annual cycle. But first, let’s talk about capital plan management basics. There are various tools, processes and team players to understand before beginning the capital planning process.