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AGVs create new freedom in manufacturing plant design.
Michael McCormick, director of project management at Raymond, talks about the use of ALTs in assembly.
John Hayes, national account manager at Seegrid, says many users are choosing to automate only parts of their plants, rather than buying large expensive automation packages, making AGVs accessible to smaller organizations.
Michael McCormick, director of project management at Raymond, talks about the technology behind the ALT's guidance system.
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Five ways to reduce the cost of your industrial vehicle fleet
In today's difficult economic environment, it is more critical than ever to shine a spotlight on your highest cost centers and evaluate readily achievable savings opportunities. Every day, your business is paying significant amounts of money to own and operate your forklift fleet. The cost for each truck can be over $250,000 per year — including operator salaries, benefits, overtime, truck leases, maintenance, damage and battery/fuel expense.
Some approaches to managing industrial vehicles, like outsourced maintenance and traditional fleet management programs, help make costs predictable, but do not necessarily provide a meaningful way of reducing costs. Achieving productivity and cost benefits through the deployment of technology is a well-established concept, but can it be applied to forklift fleet and operations management? Can behaviors and costs that have long been considered just 'part of doing business' be changed?
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