Better Work Space, Better Workflow

Eric Priceman is President of Victory. In his almost three decades in the awards and engraving industry, he has traveled extensively, both domestically and internationally, visiting customers and suppliers. He is happy to share his unique perspectives of the industry, both past and present. Please feel free to contact Eric by email at ericp@buyvictory.com or by phone at 773-637-7777 ext. 228.

Try not to crowd highly trafficked work areas so people are not bumping into each other. This also minimizes the possibilities of product getting damaged in the process.

Think about how products move through your production process and if possible, try to keep work areas reasonably close to each other without crowding.

The same thing goes for inventory. Make sure it is put away in some type of order that allows for easy retrieval, as well as in some sort of order permitting accurate counts. There needs to be a handle on what is in stock at all times to avoid duplicate inventory ordering, or worse, not ordering items that are needed.

All of this sounds simple, but dealing with the constraints of a building can be difficult. That is why even in a challenging physical environment you must come up with a system that works for you.

—Eric Priceman, Victory Awards