E-Commerce & Retail Fulfillment

More orders, rapid delivery expectations

Did you know 69% of customers will not purchase from a company again if their order is late? Are you making the cut?

Challenges

Turn your biggest headaches into opportunities

E-commerce and consumer preferences have reshaped the retail landscape. To stay relevant, you must adjust or face extinction.

Fulfillment expectations

Same-day delivery is becoming an expectation. To beat the competition and keep costs down, speed and agility are imperative. 

Enhance operator productivity, meet demands

  • Use advanced technologies and processes to put away and retrieve pallets faster
  • Increase picking rates with solutions engineered for high throughput applications  
Decrease cycle times

Reverse logistics

Approximately 33% of online orders are sent back as returns, 23% resulting from a mispick.

Improve first time accuracy

  • Provide workers with ergonomic solutions designed to increase comfort and focus
  • Deploy pick assist systems increase picking accuracy
  • Accelerate accuracy and returns processing with automated storage and retrieval systems that integrate with inventory management system
Achieve precise picking, minimize returns

SKU proliferation

Customers continue to demand new options, resulting in serious SKU challenges.

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

Space constraints

Escalating SKU counts are forcing the need for more space, a costly capital expense.

Optimize your footprint

  • Go vertical, and take advantage of unused cubic space
  • Use narrow aisles to achieve greater overall space utilization
  • Deploy advanced inventory management systems to increase capacity of existing space
Maximize capacity

Labor retention

Trying to fill open positions with qualified labor is tough.

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
Automate repetition

Solutions

Take control with game changing solutions

Decrease cycle times, boost order picking, maximize your workforce and capacity with these game changing solutions.

Proven Approaches

Demonstrated to achieve results

Innovations designed to help increase operational efficiency and achieve next level performance.

Grow revenue per square foot

Find out how a customer added 33-45% more pick positions, increasing the number of SKUs and revenue per square foot – without a costly facility expansion.

 

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Increase slot capacity and picking efficiency

Discover how new slotting strategies and innovative multi-level lift truck design can enable higher performance and lower fulfillment costs.

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The ROI of Robotics

Learn how robotic lift trucks can help address labor challenges and control costs, while driving greater efficiency, productivity and reliability.

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Aubuchon Hardware

With consumers spending more on home improvements and new construction projects, the burden on home centers’ distribution operations is growing. And with an expansive e-commerce presence, offering a slew of additional products online, there is even more pressure to move products from the distribution center to the store, or to the customer – accurately and efficiently.

Learn how a full service hardware/home center company utilizes a range of Yale® lift trucks in their distribution center to meet demand and keep their store shelves stocked. Their Yale fleet not only requires little maintenance, but includes unique ergonomic features that keep their operators comfortable and productive.

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Renys Department Store

Established in 1949, Renys is a chain of department stores with 15 locations in Maine. 

A family-owned and operated company, Renys started off as a single store in Damariscotta, Maine, and today employs more than 400 employees. Renys’ merchandise consists of a wide variety of products such as clothing and footwear, home appliances and home and garden supplies.

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Retail Fleet Success

With a fleet of over 3,000 lift trucks, a large retailer with hundreds of locations throughout the U.S. was finding it extremely difficult to monitor and manage their equipment maintenance activity and downtime.

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