Improving DC metrics
Lift truck operations identified several of the top DC metrics ranked as most important in the WERC Report, including average warehouse capacity used, on-time shipments and dock-to-stock cycle time. The table below summarizes what the 2019 WERC Report revealed as best-in-class performance for these metrics.
Six signs you need to re-evaluate your lift truck power
Today’s manufacturing and distribution operations face unprecedented competitive pressures, with a challenging labor market, rising commercial real estate costs and e-commerce growth all coming together to mandate greater efficiency. In the quest to make the most of available resources, companies are investing in automation, adjusting workflows, collecting data and more.
Enhancing Productivity through Safety
Today’s fast turn, customer satisfaction-driven economy puts more pressure than ever on distribution center employees to meet productivity goals. Tight deadlines and throughput-based incentives may cause operators to overlook safe operating procedures, resulting in costly violations or accidents. This white paper offers a step-by-step approach to building a safe, productive workplace through training, proper maintenance and operator-friendly features.
Increasing Slot Capacity and Picking Efficiency
In a distribution center, fast and accurate order fulfillment defines success. But as SKU counts increase and order profiles change, racking and slotting systems that functioned adequately in the past may begin to compromise order fulfillment efficiency.
The Adoption of Hydrogen Fuel Cell-Powered Lift Trucks
What if your materials handling operation could achieve higher operational productivity, eliminate cumbersome battery charging infrastructure and deliver consistently high performance? Well, it’s possible with lift trucks powered by hydrogen fuel cells, and today’s materials handling industry is the perfect fit for this innovative power solution.