In the beginning of 2019, a National Safety Council (NSC) study revealed that for the first time in US recorded history, the odds of dying from an opioid overdose (1:96) surpassed those of dying in an auto accident (1:103).
As a result, opioid overdoses are now the number one cause of preventable injury deaths in the United States.
The growing trend of opioid-related workplace incidents is a major concern for supply chains across the world. In fact, a recent study by Massachusetts Department of Public Health shows higher opioid overdose incidents occurring in industries that have a higher chance of worker-related injury. Among these, construction and manufacturing are the two industries most heavily affected.
This whitepaper discusses tips for dealing with the opioid epidemic and gives clarity around OSHA drug testing regulations.
Published By: Zilliant
Published Date: Oct 11, 2019
The building products / construction industry is more visibly representative of the health of the economy than any other. The avatar of the Great Recession may well be images of doomed projects on abandoned construction sites. As such, it’s unavoidable for leaders of building products distributors to experience market-induced anxiety as a matter of course.
2020 looms as the start of a new decade but many analysts fear it will also mark the end of the building boom. Recent indicators point to a slowdown at least. The existential question: what areas of building products distribution are ripe for reimagination, safeguarding against ambiguous market conditions now and in the future?
This whitepaper provides the answers with a playbook that reveals where margins and revenue leak in most B2B distribution companies and provides reimagined strategies for retaining and growing share through price optimization, deal management and costing guidance.
Although data and analytics are highlighted throughout the popular press as well as in trade publications, too many managers think the value of this data processing is limited to a few numerically intensive fields such as science and finance. In fact, big data and the insights that emerge from analyzing it will transform every industry, from “precision farming” to manufacturing and construction. Governments must also be alert to the value of data and analytics as the enabler for smart cities. Institutions that master available data will leap ahead of their less statistically adept competitors through many advantages: finding hidden opportunities for efficiency, using data to become more responsive to clients, and developing entirely new and unanticipated product lines. The average time spent by most companies on the S&P 500 Index has decreased from an average of 60 to 70 years to only 22 years. There are winners and losers in the changes that come with the evolution of both technology
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Published By: Trimble
Published Date: May 02, 2019
As a construction estimator, you know firsthand how hard it is to accurately estimate the labor and materials required to complete a building project.
The potential pitfalls are everywhere. And then you’re under the gun to produce the estimate quickly—and you almost always are—producing a precise estimate can be downright nerve-racking.
But estimating doesn’t need to be so hard. In fact, you already possess something very valuable that can help you produce more accurate construction estimates—and minimize the danger of costly mistakes.
Claim your FREE eBook to uncover the missing link to producing precise estimates.
Published By: Trimble
Published Date: May 02, 2019
Involvement in early-stage construction projects can deliver big wins for savvy contractors. By helping to materialize the vision for the project, you can position yourself as the best team to bring that vision to life.
But for some estimators, developing a conceptual construction estimate is more labor-intensive than producing a final one. You could spend days or weeks working on it, yet have very low confidence in the numbers you present.
If your conceptual estimates are:
? Too time-consuming to produce..
? Based more on guesswork than actual data...
? Not helping you win more projects…
You’re making things harder than they need to be.
Claim your FREE eBook to learn how you can produce fast and accurate conceptual estimates.
Harsh environments for PCs are not confined to factory floors and constructions sites today. They also include hospitals, trucks, and even some classroom settings, among others. A new study from IDG Research and related two-page paper detail just what environmental threats worry buyers the most, and therefore what laptop purchasing criteria rank the highest. Tying together strong computing capability with a highly productive operating system in the right rugged notebook solution is possible. Download this two-page paper to learn the most important factors driving needs for refreshed rugged systems.
Le succès de votre activité repose sur votre capacité à veiller au bon fonctionnement et à la fiabilité de vos équipements.
Pourtant, près de la moitié (43 %) des entreprises du secteur de la construction déclarent subir des pannes régulières en raison d'une mauvaise lubrification, et 72 % affirment que leurs équipes de maintenance ont besoin d’être davantage formées.
C'est pourquoi nous avons créé Shell Driveline : une gamme de lubrifiants haute performance et des conseils d'experts qui représentent bien plus d'avantages que la somme de ses composants, pour plus d’efficacité, de productivité et de compétitivité.
Ainsi, les clients qui choisissent les services techniques de Shell ont pu constater une nette amélioration de leurs résultats, avec une économie de plus de 68 millions de dollars reportée par les clients professionnels de Shell.
Lisez notre nouveau rapport dédié au secteur de la construction, Une efficacité accrue pour de meilleurs rendements : construction européenne, lub
This guide explains how UK Export Finance can help you make sure your purchases of goods or services from the UK come with attractive terms of finance.
The UK has a long tradition of innovation and excellence, and is the world’s sixth-largest exporter. With an open and friendly business environment, and expertise in sectors ranging from manufacturing and construction to services and technology, the UK is a trusted business partner to buyers around the world.
Thanks to our flexible and competitive financing solutions, buying from the UK is more attractive than ever.
BUSINESS CHALLENGE Proactively prevent business disruption as a result of cyberattacks
IT ENVIRONMENT Kaspersky antivirus, layered enterprise security
SOLUTION Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection
RESULTS Detected and eliminated thousands of threats that other solutions missed
Delivered visibility into entire installed base of endpoints, regardless of location
Saved time and accelerated response via the cloud console
Prevented PUPs and exploits from gaining entry
Business management software can provide improvements in business functions all around. But, making a decision for implementing new software can be a big task. This paper gives key reasons software drives growth in construction and contracting firms.
With many companies finding themselves under prepared for the downturn, they turned to often poorly structured forecasts on which to make business decisions. Where are the problems? Read this white paper to learn how forecasting can help in 3 ways.
The success of your construction business depends on your ability to ensure equipment runs efficiently and reliably.
Yet nearly half (43%) of construction companies say they often experience breakdowns because of ineffective lubrication – and 72% say their maintenance teams need more training.
Therefore we’ve introduced Shell Driveline: a suite of high-performing lubricants and expert advice that adds up to more than the sum of its parts – making your equipment much more efficient, productive and competitive.
Putting this into perspective, customers leveraging Shell Technical Services have seen a marked improvement in their operations. This has delivered over $68M in documented value savings to Shell’s B2B customers.
To win the colocation race you need to be faster, reliable, innovative and efficient –all while making smarter design choices that will ensure positive returns. Customers are demanding 100% uptime and always-on connectivity –be it small enterprises to large Internet Giants–and colocation providers need to meet these expectations. The growing adoption of prefabricated data centers allows just that. With the undisputed benefits of prefab modules and building components(like speed or quality),colocation providers can manage their business today, and deploy faster in the future.
Chris Crosby, CEO for Compass Datacenters, is well-known for his expertise in the data center industry. From its founding in 2012, Compass’ data center solutions have used prefabricated components like exterior walls and power centers to deliver brandable, dedicated facilities for colocation providers. Prefabrication is the central element of the company’s “Kit of Parts” methodology that delivers customizable data center solutions from the core to the edge. By attending this webinar, colocation providers will:
• understand the flexibility and value delivered via the use of prefabricated construction
• Hear the common misperceptions regarding prefabricated modules and data center components
• learn how prefabricated solutions can provide more revenue generation capability than competing alternatives
• know what key things to consider when evaluating prefabricated data center design
The Travis Perkins Group is a leading supplier of building materials to the UK’s building and construction industry. For more than 200 years, the company has grown to deliver more than 100,000 products through 2,000 branch and store locations nationwide. Changing market demands, shareholder expectations and competition demand that the company continually enhance its performance. Yet, changing more than 200 years of tradition can be complicated. Traditional planning practices had led the company down the road to a bureaucratic project management office (PMO), and with the introduction of agile and CA Technologies, the once controlling environment has shifted into a service-oriented centre.
Intapp Time provides superior business intelligence thatchangesyour firm’sfundamental relationship with time.Thisunified suite of applications gives timekeepers access to time data and capture wherever they are: in the office, on a mobile device, online and offline.It is user-centric, offering a completely automated option while fullysupporting hands-on tracking—contemporaneous or reconstructionist.Intapp Time helps your business mine time data to reveal new sources of revenue, inform staff decisions, increase project efficiency, and reduce time leakage.
This KPMG report looks at the typical costs associated with setting up and operating a manufacturing business in Bahrain, compared to the costs in other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.
It covers company format>on; land rental and construction; utilities; manpower; visas and labor; and ports and commerce.
Flexibility and the ability to adapt easily to change can create a compelling competitive advantage for E&C organisations. Whether it’s behind the desk, on the go, or at the job site, E&C project teams need to be empowered to get a project done no matter where the job takes them and with a limited amount of resources.
As projects become larger and more complex, the variation in contracting standards around the world makes compliance increasingly challenging to maintain—especially when project teams are often operating in different time zones. Easy access to tools that streamline compliance with a range of contracting standards enables construction firms to rapidly improve communication, optimise efficiency and mitigate risk.