Warehouse operations no longer allow for “business as usual” practices. New initiatives and strategic investments in capital improvements will lead to greater returns in productivity, profitability, and customer satisfaction. Investing in the latest materials handling equipment, WMS technology, and physical building improvements will result in a fully integrated distribution center.
Proper safety measures can reduce costs, injuries, and down time caused by forklift impacts.
It is essential to have damage prevention measures in place for racking systems to avoid employee injury and minimize loss.
Developing an efficient and safe warehouse can be challenging. Use this advice to get the most out of your warehouse.
New forklift-based technologies can positively impact safety goals in your facility.
Innovation in forklift design has reduced overall warehouse and DC footprints and increased throughput.
New lift trucks feature device mounts, rugged tablets, digital controls, hydrogen fuel cells and auto guided navigation.
Advancements in lift truck technology give distribution center and warehouse managers flexibility in using their forklift fleets.
Thanks to a fleet of new forklifts, Interstate Warehousing is growing upwards rather than outwards. The Crown RM 6000 lift truck is helping it expand capacity and eliminate wasted space.
Vehicle management systems allow lift truck operators to complete pre-operation checklists electronically, saving valuable production time, writes Joe LaFergola of The Raymond Corporation.
Gulf ports maintain container volumes despite Deepwater Horizon oil spill; Supply chain leaders climb the corporate ladder; Toyota Material Handling engineers work with MIT scientists and the U.S. Army to develop a remote-operated fork lift