HOW FORKLIFT SAFETY TECHNOLOGY CAN SAVE YOU HARD DOLLARS

BY SCOTT WALKER, I.D. SYSTEMS DIRECTOR, PRODUCT MANAGEMENT

  Manufacturing and distribution facilities often don’t—or can’t—track the true cost of accidents caused by forklifts and other industrial trucks. But everyone knows it’s a big problem. Trucks are damaged. Racking and bollards are bent out of shape. Product is destroyed. People are hurt. Many organizations tackle this problem with forklift management technology, like I.D. […]

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3 WAYS FORKLIFT ANALYTICS CUT COSTS IN MANUFACTURING

BY DAN ROMARY, I.D. SYSTEMS VP OF ANALYTICS AND SOFTWARE

The world’s most sophisticated manufacturers are exploiting Big Data and Analytics to drill ever deeper into their operations for new cost efficiencies. One area of data being mined to new depths is material handling—specifically the utilization of forklifts and other industrial trucks. And no wonder: the costs associated with a forklift—buying it, maintaining it, fueling […]

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4 WAYS FORKLIFT ANALYTICS PROFIT MATERIAL HANDLING

BY DAN ROMARY, I.D. SYSTEMS VP OF ANALYTICS AND SOFTWARE

“Big Data” and “Analytics” are big buzz words these days—for good reason. Never before have businesses been so data-driven. Companies are mining every aspect of backend operations and customer engagement for nuggets of insight—to improve processes, drive down costs, and increase profits. Companies have long focused on their supply chains as a source of efficiency, […]

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REDUCE DAMAGE, ACCIDENTS WITH A VEHICLE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

BY SCOTT WALKER

Some amount of warehouse accidents are inevitable. The near-constant movement of vehicles and pallets of goods through narrow passageways and around tight corners means that even the safest of operations will have the occasional driver scuff or damage another vehicle or warehouse wall. But here’s the problem: At far too many warehouses, collisions and accidents […]

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FLEET MANAGEMENT — UNDERSTAND HOW BIG YOUR FLEET SHOULD BE

BY SCOTT WALKER

Are you making the most of your forklifts? Is your fleet properly utilized or are these expensive machines sitting in a corner of your warehouse collecting dust? When you have an oversized (and underutilized) fleet, it means you have assets sitting around, resulting in unnecessary expenses, such as regular planned maintenance as well as capital, […]

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5 WAYS TO OVERCOME OPERATOR OBJECTIONS TO VEHICLE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS AND TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES

BY SCOTT WALKER

By 2019, ABI Research expects around 30 million service vehicles will have telematics installed, allowing more businesses to monitor operator performance and compliance in real time. While management may like the idea of adding vehicle management systems and tracking technologies, they must overcome some operator objections in order for these new tools to be successful. One of […]

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DO YOUR FLEET MANAGERS HAVE THE VISIBILITY NEEDED TO MANAGE THE FLSA OVERTIME EXEMPTION CHANGES?

BY SCOTT WALKER

On December 1 the new FLSA overtime exemption from the Department of Labor will go into effect. This change will affect roughly 4 million workers and allows salaried employees that make between $23,660 and $47,476 who were previously ineligible for overtime to become eligible. Regardless of whether your employees are salaried or hourly, reducing excessive overtime is […]

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FLEET MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE AND AVOIDING NEW OSHA FINES

BY SCOTT WALKER

OSHA recently increased its fines for violations to accommodate for inflation. This increase went into effect on August 1, 2016 and is the first price increase since 1990. How serious was this increase? For violation of a posting requirement, the prices are going from $7,000 to $12,471. For a willful violation and repeat violations, the […]

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IS YOUR BEST OPERATOR REALLY YOUR BEST? LOOK AT THE STATS

BY SCOTT WALKER

There’s one in every sport, that athlete who everyone assumes is better than he or she actually is. They are a fan favorite because of their effort or their personality, and we all assume that because we like them so much they must also be great performers on the field. A closer look at the […]

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FIVE WAYS YOUR VMS CAN MAKE YOUR FACILITY SAFER

BY SCOTT WALKER

Take a look out on your floor. Note whether or not you see two things: First, how do your industrial vehicles look? Are your forklifts dented or dinged? Each ding and dent is an impact with either other trucks, racks, your inventory or, worse, a person. Next, what are those employees who work in proximity […]

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