Content by Thomas R. Cutler

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In a little more than a month, the U.S. presidential primaries will begin; in a year the national election will be upon us. To most politicians, most Americans, and the millions of unemployed, no...
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Thomas R. Cutler
Process requirements for catalog and online fulfillment centers are quite distinguishable from brick-and-mortar retailers. Even catalog companies such as Oriental Trading Co., Cornerstone Brands,...
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Food safety standards are becoming increasingly stringent. Although government legislation has long been implemented, your customers may be driving an even higher standard of food safety through the...
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Thomas R. Cutler
Blount is a discrete manufacturer specializing in chain-saw components. At their plant in Guelph, Ontario, Canada, the company operates a 1,200-machine facility and serves a global market....
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Thomas R. Cutler
Burger King’s advertising jingle during the 1970s was, “Hold the pickles, hold the lettuce. Special orders don’t upset us. All we ask is that you let us serve it your way!” In late August, Sarah...
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Thomas R. Cutler
There is no shortage of standards. There are standards that define how something should be made vs. those related to processes, such as ISO 9001. According to the International Organization for...
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Thomas R. Cutler
Supply chain organizations face significant pressures resulting from global competition, shorter product life cycles, and lean economic conditions. The escalating requirements of large customers...
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Thomas R. Cutler
More than 90 percent of all food manufacturers have less than 200 employees. Yet, these small food manufacturers are held to the identical regulatory quality and safety standards as organizations...
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Thomas R. Cutler
Innovative vehicle-mounted, hand-held, and wearable mobile computers must be dependable, tough, and reliable. Wireless computers extend corporate networks to mobile workers in demanding conditions...
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TRANE Residential Systems, is a lean organization that knows about growth through innovation. In 1931, TRANE came up with the radical idea of using technology to provide relief from the summer heat...