General Manufacturing

Keep production running

Manufacturing depends on supply chains operating at the highest levels of precision possible. Does your facility have what it takes to keep up?

Challenges

Turn your biggest headaches into opportunities

Manufacturing trends and technologies will reshape the factory floor. To compete and meet demand, you must be agile or face extinction.

Space constraints

Supply chain disruptions are forcing manufacturers to store more inventory and critical components on-site. As a result, these manufacturers are exploring innovative solutions to save space and increase shop floor utilization.

Want to optimize your capacity?

  • Go vertical to take advantage of existing unused space
  • Use narrow aisles to achieve greater overall space utilization
  • Evaluate lift truck power options to increase capacity of existing area
Maximize available space

Labor

Increasing demand is amplifying the critical need for qualified labor in manufacturing.

How can you retain qualified labor and reduce turnover? ?

  • Redirect existing workers to more value-added tasks by deploying robotic solutions for repetitive tasks
  • Utilize operator assist systems and telematics to reinforce operating best practices and simplify required checklists
  • Use lift truck solutions with advanced ergonomics to help reduce musculoskeletal problems related to repeated operation
Automate repetition

Just-In-Time Operations

Keeping production lines flowing in manufacturing requires precise handling of materials at the right time and without interruptions.

How can you optimize your workflow and maintain steady production?

  • Embrace technology to automate repetitive tasks
  • Maximize uptime with equipment engineered to help reduce maintenance
  • Deploy multiple carts in a series to minimize trips
Feed your manufacturing lines efficiently and with minimal interruption

Limited Capital Budgets

Limited capital for new equipment can affect all aspects of your operation.

How can you better manage tight capital budgets?

  • Right-size your lift truck fleet with a fleet management plan
  • Establish an appropriate maintenance plan to help extend useful life of your equipment
  • Evaluate leasing programs for lift truck acquisition needs
Deploy the right solutions for the job

Safety

Manufacturing is among the top industries for workplace injuries.

Help improve employee awareness and reduce incidents

  • Use telematics to track lift truck access and provide training alerts
  • Implement automated solutions and redirect workers to more value-added tasks
  • Evaluate whether forklift operator assist systems can help increase awareness and minimize risk in your facility
Help minimize risk and maximize compliance

Corporate Responsibility

Manufacturers are early adopters of technology, but meeting the ever-increasing demand for greener processes still remains a challenge.

Want to reduce the environmental impact of your operation?

  • Embrace innovative power sources in your materials handling equipment
  • Utilize telematics to help monitor and maintain optimal efficiency  
  • Develop a recycling plan for by-products of your operation
Build a greener supply chain

Solutions

Dominate and excel with game changing solutions.

Optimize available space while maximizing production capabilities with durable solutions that deliver.

Proven Approaches

Demonstrated to achieve results

Your Just-in-time Operation is efficient, but is it resilient?

Find out how industrial trucks can support lean, just-in-time strategies, helping manufacturers manage supply chains for maximum efficiency and resiliency.

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