FORBES: Lessons from Lean Management for Any Industry

  • Forbes, 2021 Official Member, Business Development Council

    In Forbes recent article, Lessons from Lean Management for any Industry, Raymond Vice President of Sales Jim O’Brien discusses how minor improvements in efficiency, innovation, and production can have an enormous influence on profits through lean management. Operations are looking for an edge in every sector of their business whether that is through shorter lead times in the supply chain, enhanced quality of products, or an increase in waste reduction efforts. Lean management can help organizations achieve all that and more.


  • "Four Areas Of Connected Technology Industry 4.0 Brings To Facilities"
    Forbes; In this Forbes article, Jim discusses the move toward Industry 4.0 and how connected technologies are ultimately optimizing, connecting and automating operations., November 2021
  • "15 Emerging Technologies Sure To Change How The Business Development Industry Operates"
    Forbes; Contributing as part of Forbes expert panel, Jim provides insights into how connected technologies will provide added visibility throughout an organization and allow operations to gain more insights into what optimizations are necessary to increase productivity., September 2021
  • "What Business Leaders Should Know About Lithium-Ion Battery Applications"
    Forbes; Jim highlights the many advantages of implementing lithium-ion and discusses how advances in energy technologies will continue to be instrumental in shaping the way facilities operate and stay competitive., August 2021
  • "Optimize, Connect, Automate"
    DC Velocity; Raymond's intralogistics solutions empower companies to optimize, connect and automate their operations with a variety of tools and services., July 2021
  • "New Business Book Explains How A Japanese Company Achieved Extreme Quality Improvement Not Seen Since Japan's Post-WWII Economic Miracle"
    Benzinga; Writing in the Foreword, Michael Field, CEO, The Raymond Corporation, a Toyota affiliate that makes material handling equipment, reported that Nomura's method cut defects from a baseline average in 2006 of 1.23 defects per unit down to 0.0036 defects per unit in November 2019., July 2021
  • "Raymond Named To Food Logistics' 2021 Top Green Providers List"
    MHI; The Raymond Corporation has been named to Food Logistics’ 2021 Top Green Providers list for its sustainability efforts within facilities and products, such as Energy Essentials Distributed by Raymond®. Food Logistics’ annual Top Green Providers award recognizes companies whose products, services or exemplary leadership is enhancing sustainability within the cold food and beverage industry., July 2021
  • "Keep It Simple, Kids"
    DC Velocity; Raymond’s Dave Norton explains that before automating, DC leaders need to make sure they are following the basic tenets of lean thinking., July 2021
  • "Lessons From Lean Management For Any Industry"
    Forbes; Vice President of Sales at The Raymond Corporation, Jim O’Brien discusses lean management as a continual process used to help achieve optimization, eliminate inefficiencies and identify and solve challenges. He also mentions, this discipline can be used by anyone and in any setting — from top office executives to the manufacturing floor., July 2021
  • "Raymond named to Food Logistics’ 2021 Top Green Providers list"
    Binghamton Homepage; The Raymond Corporation has been named to Food Logistics’ 2021 Top Green Providers list for its sustainability efforts within facilities and products, such as Energy Essentials Distributed by Raymond®., July 2021
  • "Forklift History: The Complete Story"
    Logistics Brief; The modern-day pallet was invented by George G. Raymond, founder of the Raymond Handling Concepts Corporation., July 2021
  • "What AS/RS Solution Is Right For Your Operation?"
    WorkplaceMHS.com; Look for a partner who will look at the situation holistically. Often, an AS/RS may be only one component of an overall solution. The Raymond Corporation and its network of Solutions and Support Centers recently announced its Intralogistics Solutions initiative--working together on a portfolio of integrated solutions that focuses on optimizing space and connecting products and data to help the customer identify the best direction for automation., July 2021
  • "Tech Update: Automated Storage And Retrieval Systems Offer Challenges, Benefits And New Technology "
    Food Engineering; Rick Dionne, automation sales engineer at Abel Womack, a solutions and support center for the warehouse solutions provider Raymond Corp., agrees. He says that by eliminating forklift trips down storage aisles and widely placed racking, AS/RS implementation can save storage and floor space and maximize storage utilization by using the full height of the warehouse and high-density, deep-lane racking., July 2021
  • "High-Capacity Truck Can Lift 4,500 Pounds"
    Modern Material Handling; Especially ideal for cold storage and freezer applications, the Raymond High Capacity Reach-Fork truck can lift more than 4,500 pounds., July 2021
  • "Keep It Simple, Kids"
    DC Velocity; David Norton, Vice President of Customer Solutions and Support, discusses what you need to do before you can think about automating your DC's operations., July 2021
  • "National Forklift Safety Day 2021 Puts Safety In Context"
    DC Velocity; Michael G. Field, National Forklift Safety Day chair and president and CEO, The Raymond Corp., noted that it is the customer's responsibility to configure its trucks properly, use them correctly, and adhere to OSHA safety training standards., July 2021

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