Just checking

21 Oct 2014

In some countries it is required by law, but in daily practice we tend to skip it: the daily check of our forklift and warehouse trucks. It makes really good business sense to verify at least periodically if our materials handling equipment is in good shape. The check has several purposes. On... Read more

Ergonomy kills two birds with one stone

26 Sep 2014

When we buy a car – new or pre-owned – we do not just consider the costs, energy consumption or design. We also seek comfort. We want to drive comfortably and wish to arrive at our destination rested.

Why would this be different when we purchase a reach truck for example?

Naturally... Read more

A closer look at orderpicking strategies

3 Sep 2014

To a layman a picking process can seem chaotic. The orderpickers drive like busy bees in an apparently chaotic way through the warehouse. However, like with bees, behind the tasks of each orderpicker lies a mature strategy. Only the shortest possible route can reduce picking costs to a minimum... Read more

More possibilities with mobile scanning

15 Aug 2014

Easy does it. This is also valid in materials handling. Besides that, large efficiency improvements are easily achieved in logistic processes. Let’s have a look at the barcode scanner, for example. It was not long ago when orderpickers walked or drove around the warehouse with a paper picklist... Read more

Working in high bay warehouses: 5 ways for retaining maximum performance at heights

30 Jul 2014

The average height of standard pallet racking is about 4 metres. In these kind of warehouses we mostly see standard forklift trucks storing or retrieving pallets. The average turnover is low and the aisle width is comfortably large.

The problems start when we are putting pallets away on 7... Read more

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