enVista Announces More Than 5,000 Copies of Supervising On The Line Sold Worldwide

INDIANAPOLIS — enVista, a leading enterprise, transportation and supply chain consulting services firm, announced today that it has sold over 5,000 copies of the second edition of Supervising on the Line: A Self Help Guide for First Line Supervisors.  Nine months following the book’s launch, both hard copies and electronic versions of Supervising on the Line are selling to both domestic and international audiences. Several companies have purchased the handbook in bulk as a training resource for their supply chain teams.  

According to Jim Barnes, second edition author and president and CEO of enVista, “There are countless books that address how to improve managerial skills in a corporate or office setting. However, Supervising on the Line is one of the few resources available that specifically focuses on improving human resource management and employee satisfaction and productivity in the warehouse. As a result, Supervising on the Line has remained an important and respected educational handbook in the supply chain industry for the past 30 years.”

The first edition was authored by the late labor management pioneer Gene Gagnon. At the request of Gagnon’s family, Barnes revised and republished the book to ensure that first line supervisors continue to benefit from its timeless management lessons. The second edition includes additional perspective and real-life “on the line” examples.

enVista also brings one-day Supervising on the Line training sessions to client sites. For more information about related professional development and training sessions, contact Brette Hardison at bhardison@envistacorp.com.