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To truly understand where there are opportunities to improve efforts around materials
handling, facility managers must define all of the
variables in the equation. The use of wireless
asset management or real time equipment functional data, has increased awareness of what,
where and how equipment is functioning within
Wireless asset management technology,
provides real time data that allows operators,
supervisors, facility managers, maintenance
managers, safety managers and even accounting
to get a better understanding of how their materials handling assets are performing. Through
comprehensive monitoring and reporting of
operational costs, wireless asset management
technology helps present a true picture of the
total cost of operations. This data can be used
to drive fleet efficiency, improve operator performance, and reduce the facilities’ carbon footprint
and overall materials handling costs.
Plan for Obsolescence
A plan for equipment obsolescence can
help to ensure that equipment has not “
outworn its welcome” or passed its economic life.
Leasing equipment or setting a company policy
to remove equipment within a given period or
number of operating hours, is key to maintaining
high operational efficiency.
Seek a Trusted Partner
Materials handling dealers can be the best
source of guidance when it comes to increasing
efficiency. They understand the specific and
peripheral functions of the equipment and can
provide recommendations based on the facility,
application, materials to be handled, operational
velocity as well as other important factors.
Looking ahead to 2015, there are a few key
steps that can be taken with the support from a
materials handling dealer, which can help lead
to increased efficiency:
• Determine the facilities' specific needs based
on the application, requirements and goals.
• Review environmental obstacles within
the facility, and the related costs of how to
reduce downtime and increase productivity.
• Explore options for wireless asset manage-
ment technology that will provide opera-
tional data and control in order to further
monitor efficiency metrics.
In summary, materials handling equipment,
such as lift trucks, play a significant role in
ensuring that raw materials, finished products
and packaging are transported in a safe, efficient manner. Addressing these considerations
and working closely with a materials handling
dealer can help make 2015 the most operationally efficient year yet.◆