Yale White Papers People. Products. Productivity. Download valuable lift truck application information here. The ROI of RoboticsGone are the days when self-driving vehicles were confined to science fiction and bold predictions of the future. Autonomous technologies have blossomed into well-developed, ready-to-deploy solutions.Industrial Internet of ThingsThe connected world is growing at an astounding pace – from 2 billion “smart devices” in 2006 to an expected 200 billion by 2020. But what does this mean for warehouses and distribution centers? This white paper outlines how your operation can benefit from capitalizing on the Industrial Internet of Things and how to start making sense of an ever-growing deluge of data.Improving DC MetricsDistribution center (DC) managers are charged with delivering on increasingly ambitious service-level agreements for consumer deliveries and retail replenishment. The need for efficiency, accuracy and flexibility has never been greater. This white paper presents insights from the 2016 Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC) DC Measures Report and combines them with best-practice insight for managing assets in a way to elevate warehouse operations to best-in-class status.Enhancing Productivity through SafetyToday’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.Small Data, Big ImpactIn an era of expanding digital networks, smarter connected devices and integrated systems, businesses turn to data-driven intelligence to improve efficiency and protect the bottom line. Lift truck telemetry programs can produce a wealth of relevant small data insights for conversion into actionable business intelligence. However, most operations do not use fleet data to its full potential. This white paper outlines the strategic advantage of working with lift truck intelligence and its value in the complete productivity equation.Increasing Slot Capacity and Picking EfficiencyIn 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 TrucksWhat 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.