Beverage

Make the most of a limited labor pool and keep orders flowing

Nearly half (47%) of those in the beverage supply chain find the lack of skilled workers to be their greatest challenge.

Challenges

Transform your greatest challenges into opportunities

From the warehouse to the delivery route, consumer demand and industry challenges push beverage operations to maximize efficiency.

SKU Proliferation

Consumer demand continues to drive unprecedented levels of SKU proliferation in the beverage industry – an item out-of-stock is still not an option.

Take charge of the invasion

  • Use variable height picking processes to increase SKU capacity
  • Place slower-moving SKUs above faster-moving ones for efficient access to frequently picked items
  • Add case flow lanes to pick lines to accommodate more SKUs
Beat the SKU influx

Delivery expectations

Increased urbanization is pushing drivers to squeeze more stops into tighter delivery windows.

Exceed delivery demands

  • Charge up to 2x faster and last longer with lithium-ion batteries

  • Empower your operators with greater maneuverability in tight spaces

  • Help stabilize loads to help optimize control and operator confidence

Increase efficiency

Food safety

Your operations are essential and so is protecting them from contamination.

Make beverage safety non-negotiable

  • Reduce bacteria absorption by using impenetrable materials   
  • Achieve greater transparency to help isolate concerns to reduce product loss
  • Utilize food-grade lubricants that are USDA inspection ready and non-toxic
Ease sanitation concerns

Labor retention

Filling open positions with qualified labor is tough – retain your top talent and reduce turnover.

Retain talent and reduce turnover

  • Redirect workers to more value-added tasks by deploying robotic solutions
  • Offer advanced ergonomic lift truck solutions to help reduce musculoskeletal problems related to operation
  • Use telematics to simplify checklists and reinforce positive behavior
Solve labor problems

Tight profit margins

With extreme competition and growing logistics costs, you need maximum efficiency to protect tight margins.

Increase profitability and bring more to the table

  • Automate repetitive tasks and help reduce operating costs
  • Right-size your fleet, reduce administrative costs and extend useful life of equipment
  • Utilize solutions to help reduce picking costs and increase pallets moved per hour
Drive greater results

Solutions

Take control with these game changing solutions

Get more product to retailers and in the hands of consumers.

Real-world results

Demonstrated to achieve results

Innovations to help improve throughput by reducing downtime, improving safety and ultimately lowering your operating costs.

Getting the most out of warehouse labor

In the warehouse, labor challenges reign supreme, with more than half of companies rating hiring and retaining qualified workers as “extremely or very challenging.” This white paper shares practical steps to help reduce labor dependency and improve utilization, productivity and retention.

Boost labor efficiency

Direct-store delivery

Direct-store delivery drivers face everything from tight spaces to uneven parking lots in an average day’s work. What if you could equip them with a package of features specifically designed to address the challenges they face every day?

See the difference

DC Metrics

Are you grading your warehouse according to the right metrics? What’s more, how does your performance compare to peers? This white paper shares insights from the WERC DC measures report – and strategies to achieve best-in-class performance.

Do you measure up?

Robotic applications

You’re ready to automate, but do you know what warehouse tasks robotic lift trucks are best suited to handle in your operation? Learn about the warehouse tasks that can be automated with robotic lift trucks and deliver productivity and ROI.

Ready for robotics?

Increasing slot capacity and picking efficiency

Increasing SKU counts and changing order profiles can prove too much for existing racking and slotting systems. Discover how new slotting strategies, and innovative multi-level lift truck designs can help enable higher performance and lower fulfillment costs.

Optimize order picking

Enhancing productivity through safety

Tight deadlines and throughput-based incentives may cause operators to overlook safe operating procedures, resulting in costly violations or accidents. You can take steps to both prioritize safety and productivity, with proper training, innovative technologies and maintenance best practices.

Get both
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