Advancements in plant and manufacturing facilities offer managers an array of solutions for top performance. Optimizing facility operations requires keeping up with smart storage concepts, productive lift trucks, enhanced data collection, operator proficiency and best practices for material flow. It’s all about how to run better and manage smarter. This blog explores dynamic solutions and unique challenges facing today’s facilities managers.
If you ask anyone outside the material handling industry to describe a lift truck, he or she will probably describe a classic counterbalanced lift truck: four wheels, a massive body behind a mast and forks, and a seat like a lawn tractor.
An industrial lead-acid battery for a lift truck can cost about $10,000. Although this price may seem minimal compared with other material handling expenses, the cost to power an entire lift truck fleet can quickly add up for facility managers.
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Companies across the globe continue to invest in equipment, process, software and services to support their fleet maintenance and service programs. In fact, some original equipment manufacturer suppliers and third-party companies provide technology-capable equipment, intelligent analytics and software applications to help better understand what has been repaired, at what cost...
It has long been clear that lift trucks are important for tactical activities in warehouse and distribution facilities. Recently, their strategic value has become equally important; businesses are realizing the advantages of investing in lift trucks to run better and manage smarter.
Operations with a well-trained and safe workforce realize the payback in a highly efficient operation that is adaptable to changes in the business environment — and are always more profitable than their untrained and unready competitors.