The supply chain and warehouse are overflowing with data; not all of it on product movement. Warehouse and forklift connectivity is generating data on worker performance, forklift utilization and the health and status of equipment. Companies are investing to collect and analyze data to increase productivity, lower costs and enhance safety.
The financial appeal of adding used lift trucks to your fleet is obvious, but what about the potential risks? Unknown service histories and superficial restorations can easily turn into downtime and workflow interruptions, which can quickly eliminate what appeared to be initial savings. But not with Crown Encore electric lift trucks. read more »»
DHL is one of the world’s largest express logistics companies, providing solutions to over 220 countries. In the United States, DHL has four business units; Supply Chain, DHL Express, DHL Global Forwarding and E-Commerce. Within the Supply Chain business unit, the company operates a fleet of more than 7,000 forklifts across multiple locations, recording the fleet’s operating expenses in more than 500 cost centers.
Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits (SGWS) is a family owned and operated supplier and distributor of alcoholic beverages. Starting from a small bottling operation in Texas in 1909, the company has expanded to a team of over 20,000 employees, distributing more than 150 million cases of wine and spirits annually across 44 U.S. markets, the District of Columbia, Canada and the Caribbean. The company continues to grow, expanding its Lakeland, FL distribution center from 800,000 to 1.2 million square feet to meet growing customer demand.
Lodge Manufacturing is a manufacturer of cast iron cookware in continuous operation for more than 120 years. The company’s products are shipped worldwide and sold through big box stores, hardware stores, specialty retail outlets and through online e-commerce. For many years, the original Lodge foundry and a 40,000 square foot warehouse and distribution center kept pace with demand, but in the mid-1990’s business began to increase dramatically. A foundry expansion, followed by construction of a second foundry and a new 212,000 square foot distribution center, provided the capacity the company needed but there were many critical decisions to make in configuring the new DC.
Customer feedback has always been an essential part of Crown’s business model as we look to develop new services, products and technology to meet customer needs. Social media has become a key tool not only for soliciting customer feedback, but for sharing information with customers and the industry as a whole. It allows us to collect and dispense information more quickly nearly any other form of communication. read more »»
Founded in 2001, Universal Pure provides high pressure processing and cold storage solutions for food and beverage manufacturers and other grocery and retail customers across the United States. At its busy Lincoln, NE facility, Universal Pure is responsible for 47,000 chilled and frozen pallet positions totaling more than 670,000 square feet of warehouse space. read more »»
Midwest Warehouse & Distribution System provides third-party warehousing, transportation and other supply-chain solutions for a variety of industries. With four affiliate companies and more than a dozen facilities nationwide, Midwest is responsible for more than 6 million square feet of contract and public warehousing space. read more »»