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Forklift Procurement: The Shift from Purchasing to Leasing

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toyota forklift lease leasingThe procurement of material handling equipment is a key decision made by operations managers and procurement managers as they work toward the success of their businesses. There is quite a bit to consider, including what forklift to acquire based on specific needs in your facility, the manufacturer that can provide you the best product and service, and, of significant importance, how the equipment acquirement fits into your budget.

Though there are several factors that can influence the decision of how to acquire forklifts, procurement managers often discover that leasing their material handling equipment provides a better ROI than purchasing via cash. If you are a traditional cash customer who has just arrived at the decision to lease during your next equipment procurement cycle, you can expect some changes, many of which will end up positively affecting your business. Here is some insight into what you can expect when transitioning to forklift leasing:

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By | September 11th, 2019|Categories: Business Insight, Forklift, Sales, Toyota|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Top 10 Tuesday: Forklift, Logistics, Material Handling and More. The Most Popular Posts From the Week of September 1st

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forklift top ten photoForklift and material handling information are constantly shared or posted through dozens of sources. Websites, blogs, newsletters, Twitter, Facebook, and more share company and industry news, product insights as well as operational and safety information. Much of what is posted is promotional in nature but a fair percentage is informational and of possible interest to a wide range of readers and that’s here in our top 10.

Every day we sift through dozens of posts and articles in order to refine what we share with others. Then each week just the top 10 posts [or so] that we feel are the most relevant based on newsworthiness are posted by us in this weekly summary. Continue reading

Warehouse Receiving: Where Danger Lurks

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Warehouse receiving areas are some of the busiest places in a supply chain. Because of the variables involved with receiving such as unknown personnel (truck drivers) in your warehouse, the irregularity of goods received, and changing storage needs after the product is received, this area in any operation can be very difficult to standardize. Amidst the controlled chaos of a receiving area, open dock doors that are not actively being used to unload a truck pose particular hazards for forklift operators and pedestrians. A lack of awareness of open dock doors can lead to dangerous situations that were more than likely preventable. Remembering a few important points about dock door safety might help increase safety while also maintaining as much efficiency as possible. Continue reading

Top 10 Tuesday: Forklift, Logistics, Material Handling and More. The Most Popular Posts From the Week of August 25th

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tuesday top ten imageForklift and material handling information are constantly shared or posted through dozens of sources. Websites, blogs, newsletters, Twitter, Facebook, and more share company and industry news, product insights as well as operational and safety information. Much of what is posted is promotional in nature but a fair percentage is informational and of possible interest to a wide range of readers and that’s here in our top 10.

Every day we sift through dozens of posts and articles in order to refine what we share with others. Then each week just the top 10 posts [or so] that we feel are the most relevant based on newsworthiness are posted by us in this weekly summary. Continue reading

Customer Centric: Wanting What Your Customer Wants

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extrodinary customer service collageA customer-centric business is much more than a marketing concept or idea. Implementing one means challenging your business to move toward a mindset where everyone in the organization is focused primarily on the customer. It means ensuring your associates understand the value of each and every customer and their role in delivering the best customer experience possible.

I think we would all agree that customers are vital to our organizations. But what stops companies from working toward a customer-centric business model? I don’t think any company would say they are not interested in customer satisfaction. Satisfied customers are critical to business success because when they are unsatisfied, they go elsewhere. Continue reading

By | August 28th, 2019|Categories: Business Insight, Sales, Toyota|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Top 10 Tuesday: Forklift, Logistics, Material Handling and More. The Most Popular Posts From the Week of August 18th

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top ten 3Forklift and material handling information are constantly shared or posted through dozens of sources. Websites, blogs, newsletters, Twitter, Facebook, and more share company and industry news, product insights as well as operational and safety information. Much of what is posted is promotional in nature but a fair percentage is informational and of possible interest to a wide range of readers and that’s here in our top 10.

Every day we sift through dozens of posts and articles in order to refine what we share with others. Then each week just the top 10 posts [or so] that we feel are the most relevant based on newsworthiness are posted by us in this weekly summary. Continue reading

Top 10 Tuesday: Forklift, Logistics, Material Handling and More. The Most Popular Posts From the Week of August 11th

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top ten forkliftForklift and material handling information are constantly shared or posted through dozens of sources. Websites, blogs, newsletters, Twitter, Facebook, and more share company and industry news, product insights as well as operational and safety information. Much of what is posted is promotional in nature but a fair percentage is informational and of possible interest to a wide range of readers and that’s here in our top 10.

Every day we sift through dozens of posts and articles in order to refine what we share with others. Then each week just the top 10 posts [or so] that we feel are the most relevant based on newsworthiness are posted by us in this weekly summary. Continue reading

A Credit Line: Do You Need It to Be the Bridge Between You and the Right Forklift?

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forklift financing toyotaSifting through the variety of material handling equipment to find the right forklift for your specific needs, applications, and work volume can be a rewarding process that leads to an improved operation. As a business owner or manager, you’ll eventually identify the right forklift that fits your business. Great! But to get that right forklift into your operation, you’ll have several financing options to select from. If you aren’t paying for the equipment with cash in full, then opening a credit line for financing is your next step in getting your forklift.

In order to apply for a credit line, you should prepare the information that the financial institution needs in order to provide you a credit line. Having this information prepared will help speed up the credit application process, meaning you can get to solving material handling challenges ASAP. Here is some information you should have ready: Continue reading

By | August 14th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Top 10 Tuesday: Forklift, Logistics, Material Handling and More. The Most Popular Posts From the Week of August 4th

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top 10 forklift galForklift and material handling information are constantly shared or posted through dozens of sources. Websites, blogs, newsletters, Twitter, Facebook, and more share company and industry news, product insights as well as operational and safety information. Much of what is posted is promotional in nature but a fair percentage is informational and of possible interest to a wide range of readers and that’s here in our top 10.

Every day we sift through dozens of posts and articles in order to refine what we share with others. Then each week just the top 10 posts [or so] that we feel are the most relevant based on newsworthiness are posted by us in this weekly summary. Continue reading

Non-Marking Forklift Tires and a Retailer’s Visual Appeal: No Muss, No Fuss

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pneumatic non-marking tireThe success of retail storefronts is often dependent upon its visual appeal to customers. That’s why so many companies invest heavily in the design of displays, signs, and other visually enticing storefront needs. Maintaining that visual appeal is vital to business success.

Retailers who use forklifts to maintain storefront inventory and stock shelves are faced with the added element of a forklift’s impact on storefront appearance. Forklifts can leave unappealing marks on the floor that interrupt customers’ buying experiences. That’s why non-marking forklift tires are common features on forklifts used in retail spaces. Continue reading

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By | August 7th, 2019|Categories: Forklift, Tires|2 Comments