Greenville, NC (July 30, 2019) – With supply chain
operations under intense competitive pressure to increase service levels and
control costs, innovative solutions are critical to unlocking greater
efficiency. This year, Supply & Demand Chain Executive recognizes Yale Materials
Handling Corporation on its list of 100 top supply chain projects, for its Yale
Vision telemetry installation at the Continental Tire facility in Mt. Vernon, Illinois.
Tire sought a telemetry solution to optimize operator performance, lift truck
utilization and fleet structure, preventive maintenance, and OSHA checklist
compliance. To start, Yale Vision allows Continental Tire to match equipment
reports with operators to gauge individual performance and use lift truck
utilization data to determine whether or not to purchase additional equipment.
the utilization information Yale Vision provides, we were able to prove that increased
workloads could be absorbed using our existing fleet,” says Nathan Baugher,
Fleet and Rolling Stock Manager, Continental Tire.
code monitoring sends automated alerts for preventive service based on
real-time equipment data. These alerts go directly to Black Equipment,
Continental Tire’s local Yale® dealer and maintenance provider, who
dispatches a technician without burdening lift truck operators or facility
staff. The solution also replaces paper-based systems with digital checklists
for OSHA pre-shift inspections, resulting in savings of $120,000 in clerical
costs and 279,000 sheets of paper annually.
SDCE 100 is an annual list of the most innovative, effective supply chain projects.
To read the full case study on Continental Tire using Yale Vision, click