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Magnetic Concepts Corp. creates highly durable, dry erase whiteboards for
scheduling, calendars, production, job status, in/out, metrics, staff assignments, and
a wide variety of designs for specific industries. Manufacturing a high quality, magnetic
whiteboard with brilliant graphics made to your specifications is our expertise. We
also provide rolling boards, cabinet styles, bulletin boards, and a myriad of whiteboard
supplies and magnetic accessories. We are a U.S. manufacturer that ships orders
worldwide directly to you.
To help you determine which products are most applicable for
your planning, scheduling, communication and management control
needs, we have provided a series of application guides to aid
in the selecting products. These selection guides are organized
into six types of product areas:
on desired guide topic)
Guide #1 - Magnetic Whiteboard Kits
Guide #2 - Dry-Erase OR Damp-Erase
GUIDE #1 - MAGNETIC WHITEBOARD KITS
is a Magnetic Whiteboard Kit?
A Magnetic Whiteboard Kit is a complete visual control system
consisting of a large magnetic display panel, an applicable
design layout, and a supply kit of useful accessories. The board
surface will attract:
Letters, Numbers, Symbols
Systems are commonly laid out on the panel surface in a "rows
and columns" or spreadsheet format with appropriate titles
and headings. Magnets and card holders are placed on the panel
in applicable positions to indicate a time, location, person,
status or progress.
Data, operational information, and status can be written onto
the magnets and/or indicated by
the magnet color. Alternatively, the infiormation can be typed
or printed onto datacards on
placed into the magnetic card holders for easy updating.
As changes in the information occur, updates can be written,
magnets can be moved, cards
may be replaced, or different colors utilized to communicate
the new data.
What are the advantages of a Magnetic
If you have not previously utilized a magnetic whiteboard, please
take time to browse through
the various pages of whiteboards and compare the different styles
and options. It will become apparent that for many applications
in business, industry, government, education, and medical services,
a visual control system offers a uniquely efficient and effective
solution to planning, scheduling, communication, and control
problems. While other means of attacking these common problems
exist, visual control systems are often proven to be the best
choice when all the benefits are realized.
SIMPLICITY - The time honored K.I.S.S. principle
is often overlooked in business schools and management training;
but seasoned veterans in business, industry and government know
and value the importance of simplicity in the design of procedures
and systems involving their
people. What could be simpler than writing on color magnets
and quickly moving them around
a magnetic board as needed?
EXCELLENT COMMUNICATION - Our large, handsome
magnetic panel can become the "command center" for
your daily operations. Now all your personnel will be fully
informed - at a quick glance - without interruption or confusion.
Just move a magnet to update an activity and
the new information status is clearly communicated . . . without
paper, without meetings!
VERY MINIMAL TRAINING - Our visual control
systems have no complicated machines to operate, no specialized
software programs to learn, and no special qualifications to
train. Your staff simply writes the data on whiteboard surfaces
or magnets, positions the magnets appropriately, and moves them
as necessary. In summary, it isn't a big job to implement a
magnetic whiteboard kit - your people can simply fit it into
their normal daily work schedules.
NO DOWN TIME - Our Magnetic Whiteboard Kits
are not electrical and have no moving parts. This means the
system never breaks down. No maintenance contracts, no repair
no software glitches, no computer viruses - nothing to interrupt
the work flow of your daily operations - the visual control
system never quits working!
ECONOMICAL - Our Magnetic Whiteboard Kits require
a minimal investment - typically only $200 to $800 - for the
complete system with visual display board and a supply kit of
board accessories. Compare this small cost to the total outlay
for a common piece of office electrical equipment, the set-up,
the learning curve, plus the ongoing maintenance expenses.
But, the most important benefits of all are the results - better
productivity, improved communication - a more effective operation.
Is your application the right
fit for a Magnetic Whiteboard Kit?
Determine the infirmation or data that you wish to communicate,
then ask yourself the following questions:
the data be displayed in a column, row or spreadsheet syle format?
there less than 1,000 data items to be displayed at one time?
the display of this data on a large board in a highly visible
information to others?
the data need to be updated or changed from time to time?
• Do the
data updates or changes occur hourly, daily, weekly or monthly
or just once every couple of years)?
If you answered YES to two or more of these questions, then
utilizing a Magnetic Whiteboard
Kit as your visual control system is likely appropriate for
your application. Please take a few moments to browse through
our selection of whiteboards to see if there is one similar
you have in mind. Then call our Customer
Service Department and we'll be happy to help you
formulate an effective solution tailored to your needs.
GUIDE #2 - DRY-ERASE OR DAMP-ERASE?
Marker writes on a dry-erase compatible surface and
can be removed by just rubbing off with a tissue or dry, soft
cloth. This marker type is generally used where you are constantly
writing information down, erasing and writing new information.
If left for long periods
of time, weeks to months, it probably will not erase cleanly
without the aid of dry-erase
cleaning fluid and may leave "ghost marks" on the
Pen writes on a damp-erase compatible surface and
can be removed using a damp tissue or cloth rag. For most warehouse
applications, damp-erase is preferred - so if someone just brushes
against the writing, it doesn't come off as it would with dry
erase – it
must be removed with a damp tissue. Usually if a surface is
dry-erase compatible, it can also
be used with damp-erase inks.