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The Anniversary of Productivity - The Model T Ford

On October 1, 1908, the first production Model T Ford is completed at the company's Piquette Avenue plant in Detroit. Between 1908 and 1927, Ford would build some 15 million Model T cars.

Topics: Productivity Mobility Audit

Maintenance instructions for mobile workstation carts and PowerPack

If you are not yet familiar with powered work stations, they combine the mobility of a cart with a portable battery power pack to provide electrical power for computers, printers and peripherals.

With such a versatile combination, mobile data entry, printing, WMS connectivity, and inventory management becomes more efficient and flexible.  This new technology enables you to complete tasks which are a part of a multi-stage process from one location by bringing computer based elements with you on a cart with its own PowerPack. 

With a basic configuration that includes a metal frame, two shelves, swivel casters and power package, maintenance of the workstations is fairly simple.  

 

Here are the basic maintenance instructions for mobile workstation carts and PowerPacks. Newcastle’s carts can be maintained by anyone on the staff and do not require high tech knowledge or special skills:

Topics: Mobile Workstation

The Ultimate Battery for a Portable Laptop Desk

Even the most powerful "portable laptop desk" is limited.  Power to the portable desk (also referred to as a workstation) is a challenge.  Long extension cords remove the benefits of using a portable laptop desk in business and in fact could become more of a hindrance.  The young man you see below in the photos has everything he needs:  A laptop, a printer and a shelf to put the item he is working on.  There is a flat surface for writing and an additional keyboard.  With the tools on a portable laptop desk, he is happy and productive.

Topics: Productivity Laptop Computer Carts Video Power Swap

Rolling printer stands with portable power bring efficiency to the workplace

One of the best ways to increase employee productivity is to streamline their processes with a rolling printer stand and provide all of their job tools in one, easily accessible space.  In many industries, employees lose productivity while they travel from one work station to another performing job tasks.  It is common for a worker’s job tools, such as reference materials, printer, computer and merchandise to be located in different areas of their facility. 

Topics: Productivity Printer Stands