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Friday, August 01, 2014

With use by Walmart, BMW and other large, 24/7 facility operators, hydrogen-powered lift trucks are proven at the higher end of the market, but can they catch on elsewhere? Fuel cell providers are betting that turnkey, streamlined offerings will help.

Once seen as a necessary evil, lift truck maintenance costs prove ripe for efficiencies that save money and boost productivity.
Posted on 08/01 at 01:18 AM
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Modern spends 60 seconds talking to the chairman of the Industrial Truck Association and president & CEO of Linde Material Handling North America about the future of the lift truck industry.

Direct-to-consumer marketer optimizes order picking through gradual automation.

Totes securely hold 19% more small and large parts while improving flexibility in carousel.

Bins replace shelves, drawers and cardboard boxes to standardize storage for large and small parts.

VLMs for parts storage and kit sequencing prevent production stoppages and inventory shrinkage.

Aligning purchasing and operations yields savings and enhanced productivity.
Posted on 08/01 at 12:00 AM
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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Collecting the weight of packages on the fly yields better management, decision making.

Automatic vehicle restraint, dock leveler and comprehensive communication system replace manual processes at the dock.


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