Despite warehouse technology advances, such as pick-to-voice systems, the low-level order picking process is still noticeably inefficient. It can take as many as nine discrete actions from when an operator places one case on a pallet to when they place the next case on the pallet. It remains one of the most resource-intensive processes in the warehouse and thus a major target for automation. read more »»
Warehouse managers everywhere are under pressure. Even cold storage operations are feeling the heat. Managers are being challenged to fit more SKUs into existing space, turn their inventory faster and squeeze more productivity out of their existing assets. All the while, warehouse operations must be prepared for potential business disruptions caused by both internal and external forces and deal with changing consumer expectations for more variety and immediate availability in their grocery options.
How can managers of refrigerated and frozen food warehouses keep up with day-to-day business, address these growing challenges and avoid being left out in the cold? One solution is to use new forklift technology that helps deal with common issues, such as increasing energy costs and harsh operating conditions, that are encountered in low-temperature warehouse environments.
Companies expand a significant amount of effort and resources to bring predictability to their supply chains. The ability to foresee and quickly respond to potential unexpected downtime, shifting market conditions and changing consumer demand is an invaluable asset in helping companies avoid or minimise supply chain disruptions.
Unfortunately, despite the best efforts and incremental successes, the supply chain can still be unpredictable, especially in the most challenging times. For instance, as any supply chain or fleet manager knows, right now is one of the most challenging times we have faced in a generation. read more »»
When it comes to the performance of your supply chain, the health of your forklifts is vital. An unhealthy fleet can lead to lower productivity, considerable inefficiencies, higher service and maintenance costs, and unsafe working conditions.
The following are five steps you can take to help ensure you have a healthy forklift fleet to continue to meet customer expectations and demands. read more »»
During this critical time, it is vitally important that supply chains have the necessary equipment and resources to continue to function. Crown is committed to providing our full support to help get essential supplies to where they’re needed most—to hospitals, to grocery stores and to the communities at large in which we, our customers and our families work and live. read more »»
Crown Equipment Corporation, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, is credited with helping a local small-and-medium enterprise (SME) achieve a 30 per cent increase in productivity since the two companies started working together in 2008.
J-Connection Press, a Singapore-based industry-leading commercial print services company that started in 1998 as a small print shop, has now rapidly grown to become one of the largest and most trusted print companies in the region. The SME’s clientele includes some of the world’s biggest and best brands, many of which are from banking and corporate sectors.
Over the years, as J-Connection Press expanded its businesses, implementing the right material handling equipment (MHE) became increasingly crucial to effectively and safely move heavy loads in the warehouse. It is clear that focusing on the right supply chain solutions is an important foundation to achieve high productivity, maximise efficiency and boost staff morale as well as maintain safety standards.
This was when J-Connection Press chose Crown solutions due to the material handling company’s highly-positive brand reputation in the industry and the relationship kicked off in 2008 with the very first acquisition of a Crown stacker, which is still running strong 15 years later.
“The model is very easy to use and manoeuvre. It really helps in moving our heavy items around, and the quality is so good we are still using it more than a decade later,” said Mr Peter Ngan, Director of J-Connection Press.
For its strong commitment to sustainability and green initiatives, Crown Equipment Corporation, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, has earned the 2019 Green Supply Chain Award from Supply & Demand Chain Executive.
The 2019 Green Supply Chain Awards recognize companies that have achieved measurable sustainability goals within their operations in the areas of sourcing/procurement, fulfillment/logistics, operations, product lifecycle management and other areas of the supply chain.
Since 1991, Crown has been recognized with more than 20 sustainability awards, including the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) gold-level award. This honor acknowledges organizations that exceed regulatory obligations and commit to long-term strategies to reduce waste, lower emissions and improve environmental performance. read more »»
Crown Equipment, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, now provides customers in the Asia Pacific region with one of the longest hand pallet truck warranties in the industry.
The company announced today that the Crown PTH 50 Series pallet trucks sold in the Asia Pacific region will come with a three-year warranty covering pump assembly, frame handle, lift linkage and pushrod assemblies. The boost in warranty coverage comes at no additional cost to customers.
Crown Asia Pacific Marketing Director David Sultana said that the new three-year warranty shows the company’s confidence in the quality of its hand pallet trucks and commitment to continue to provide Crown customers with superior value.
“After many decades of sales, the Crown PTH Series hand pallet trucks are still one of the most important products in the Crown material handling equipment line-up,” Mr Sultana said. “The Crown PTH Series has helped our customers kick off new business ventures – and grow into bigger ones – thanks to the pallet jacks’ effectiveness, versatility and usefulness.” read more »»
Crown Equipment Corporation, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, was recognized for the third straight year with selection to the Food Logistics 2019 Top Green Providers list. Food Logistics featured the honorees in its June issue and acknowledges these companies for products, services and exemplary leadership that enhance sustainability within the food and beverage industry.
The industry publication recognized Crown for its long-term commitment to being a leader in environmental improvement and sustainability within the material handling industry. The company’s long list of sustainability accomplishments includes:
- Becoming the first three-time recipient of the gold-level award in the Ohio EPA’s Encouraging Environmental Excellence program.
- Achieving six zero landfill status facilities in North America.
- Saving approximately 1,200 metric tons of greenhouse gases with transportation improvements.
- Reclaiming more than one-half million square meters of brownfield space globally.
- Recycling 100 percent of batteries at Crown branch facilities.
- Saving one million kWh of energy and 325 metric tons of carbon dioxide globally per year with lighting upgrades.
As part of its commitment and dedication to the communities it serves, Crown Equipment, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, announces its sponsorship of the Australian & New Zealand Association (ANZA) Soccer Flyers team based in Singapore.
The sponsorship is one way for Crown to show its commitment to local communities across Asia. As part of its corporate culture, Crown maintains values centred around people, employee development, and fostering a dedicated customer care approach. This philosophy has been with Crown since 1978 when the company started operations in Singapore. Today, 40 years later, this belief continues to grow in importance as this central hub develops into one of Crown’s regional headquarters.
Crown’s premier sponsorship of the ANZA Soccer Flyers team is a testament to this community approach. The league involves youths aged under 8 to under 17 with more than 150 Singapore junior athletes participating.
A not-for-profit organisation, ANZA has delivered quality soccer for children and young adults for over 40 years. Its emphasis is on fun competitive soccer, providing opportunities for players to boost their confidence, competitive skills and ability to operate within a team environment, thus developing valuable life skills. ANZA Singapore has grown to a membership base of more than 7,000 expatriate members from around the world.
With Crown celebrating 40 years of commitment to the country as well as the region, the sponsorship of the ANZA Soccer Flyers team represents another platform to invest in the community and support local initiatives. read more »»
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