January 2017 | Sponsored | Solved!

Improve Warehouse Productivity With Reach Trucks

Tags: 3PL, Forklifts, Warehousing, Logistics, Third-Party Logistics, Supply Chain

Jungheinrich® reach trucks help LeanCor's mission to advance the world's supply chains.

The Challenge

LeanCor Supply Chain Group is a trusted supply chain partner with a mission to advance the world's supply chains. Centrally located in Florence, Ky., they have been meeting the logistics needs of lean manufacturers since 2005.

Through a business expansion, taking on additional clients as a lean 3PL provider, LeanCor had a need to streamline and improve the efficiency of forklift usage in their various warehouse environments. Operating on a 24/7 schedule, it was necessary for LeanCor to get the right equipment in place to efficiently work through their 8-hour shifts.

The Solution

Partnering with their local Jungheinrich dealer, LeanCor found the ETR series of Jungheinrich® pantograph reach trucks as the perfect fit for their lean focus. Designed for energy efficiency and operating two shifts on one battery charge, the reach trucks allow their operators to work longer on one battery charge, improving productivity and saving time for better efficiency.

Tom Kinder, operations manager at LeanCor explains, "We don't change (our forklift) batteries here. We just run the truck throughout the shift and opportunity charge. The quick-charge system is definitely more efficient and it's a cost savings."

LeanCor now relies on its fleet of Jungheinrich reach trucks for bulk order picking, put-away and replenishment. Key features like its tight turning radius, compact lift truck design and long run times help give LeanCor the competitive edge they need to support their customers.

LeanCor relentlessly focuses on lead-time reduction and recognizes that the pace-setting process guides all supply-chain activities. The ETR reach truck was able to meet their high demands and fast-paced schedule for a more efficient operation.


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