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Parts Supply Chain Management and Forklift Trucks

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For much of their history, lift trucks were managed and maintained in-house, with minimal post-sale assistance from dealers. Now that many lift truck users have entered into maintenance agreements with dealers, equipment users no longer have to oversee the minutiae of fleet maintenance. By the same token, dealers and service providers are now challenged to efficiently manage services and parts supplies to ensure the uptime their clients demand.

As original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) develop fleet management solutions, dealers and service providers also leverage many of the same technologies, reporting metrics and inventory management tools. Continue reading

By | September 28th, 2016|Categories: Efficiency, Forklift, Parts|Tags: , |0 Comments

Reader’s Top 10: From the Week of September 18th

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Top ten postsForklift and material handling information is constantly shared or posted through dozens of sources. Websites, blogs, newsletters, Twitter, G+, 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.

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

By | September 27th, 2016|Categories: Forklift, Safety, Social, Warehouse|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Reader’s Top 10: From the Week of September 11th

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Top 10 yellow truckForklift and material handling information is constantly shared or posted through dozens of sources. Websites, blogs, newsletters, Twitter, G+, 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.

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

By | September 19th, 2016|Categories: Forklift, Safety, Social, Warehouse|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Warehouse Inventory Management: Seven Areas That Matter

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warehouse inventory stafferOriginal article can be read through Bristol Storage.

Whether you’re a well-established and successful company or a recent start-up the running of your warehouse and tracking of its inventory is key to your operation.

You might simply be looking to better organize your space, upgrade your warehouse capabilities, improve inventory control, or even build an entirely new storage unit.

Well, whatever your plans may be, we have decided to detail some of our top tips on how you can ensure successful management. Continue reading

By | September 14th, 2016|Categories: Efficiency, Racking, Warehouse, Wire Deck|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Reader’s Top 10: From the Week of September 4th

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tlmtop10_fork2Forklift and material handling information is constantly shared or posted through dozens of sources. Websites, blogs, newsletters, Twitter, G+, 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.

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

By | September 13th, 2016|Categories: Forklift, Safety, Social, Warehouse|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Toyota Forklift: Sweet Success

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Most people would be surprised to learn that it takes about 40 gallons of sap from a maple tree to produce a single gallon of syrup. The folks at Butternut Mountain Farm are well aware of this, as they are one of Vermont’s leading processors and distributors of pure maple syrup and maple-related products, such as cookies, candies, and granulated maple sugar used as an ingredient in other foods. The family-owned company produces its own branded syrup and many private-label brands for mass merchandisers, retailers, natural food companies, and others that crave the unique and naturally sweet taste of maple.

Butternut Mountain Farm has its own 1,000- plus acre farm to draw sap from about 17,000 tree taps, but it relies on regional farmers to supply it with the majority of the maple syrup that it packages. The farmers take the sap and boil it down to raw syrup before sending it in large drums to the processing facility in Morrisville, Vt. Once there, the syrup is filtered, packaged, warehoused, and then distributed. The building can hold up to 8 million pounds of syrup. Continue reading

By | September 7th, 2016|Categories: Forklift, Sales, Toyota|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Reader’s Top 10: From the Week of August 28th

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Its our top ten tuesdayForklift and material handling information is constantly shared or posted through dozens of sources. Websites, blogs, newsletters, Twitter, G+, 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.

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

By | September 6th, 2016|Categories: Forklift, Safety, Social, Warehouse|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Forklift Vehicle Management System: 5 Reasons You Can’t Afford To Overlook This

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toyota forklift vehicle management system t-matics logoYour Forklift fleet and other powered industrial trucks are the workhorses of material handling operations and managing them effectively has its challenges. Forklift accidents are the second leading cause of fatalities in the private sector (highway vehicles being the first) according to OSHA.† Also, operator labor represents the largest single cost component of material handling operations and a fleet of industrial vehicles is very expensive to acquire and maintain. A forklift vehicle management system can help control these and other safety, productivity and damage issues that are so common in fleets.

The fundamental starting place is vehicle access control, or restricting who can operate your trucks. Since it’s impossible for your industrial vehicle operators to keep dozens of keys in their pockets, inevitably keys are always left in trucks’ ignitions. That means anyone can operate the trucks at any time with little, if any, accountability.

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Reader’s Top 10: From the Week of August 21st

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top ten greenForklift and material handling information is constantly shared or posted through dozens of sources. Websites, blogs, newsletters, Twitter, G+, 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.

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

By | August 30th, 2016|Categories: Forklift, Safety, Social, Warehouse|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Reducing Forklift Fleet Costs In 5 Simple Steps

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toyota forklift fleetThe “new” economy is putting significant pressure on all businesses and management has to do more with less. Job reductions make the headlines, but thinner budgets, productivity pressure and an increased demand for action create just as much havoc as downsizing middle managers and supervisors.

In today’s economic environment, it is more critical than ever to shine a spotlight on your highest cost centers and evaluate readily achievable savings opportunities without sacrificing quality or productivity. 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 – inclusive of operator salaries, benefits, overtime, truck leases, maintenance, damage, and battery/fuel expense. For a 50 vehicle fleet, that multiplies to over $12.5 million per year!

Traditional fleet management solutions, like outsourcing maintenance and parts ordering, help make costs predictable, which is beneficial, but does not necessarily provide a meaningful way of reducing costs in real time. 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? The answer is YES!

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By | August 24th, 2016|Categories: Forklift, Service, Toyota|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments