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Pinpoint handling wastage in your warehouse

Thursday, 15 Sep 2016 ( #787 )
JX0 - Modified for the modern warehouse
Lean warehousing focuses on the pull you can create from your existing resources and procedures to reduce waste in your workplace. Materials handling equipment if properly utilised and correctly placed to suit your operation allows you to pull more productivity out of the workflow of your goods.

Pinpointing where you can innovate your warehouse floor plan and the yield it returns to the bottom line is identifying and eliminating wastage. This can be with surplus stock, slow operator or materials handling workflows, unnecessary stock movements, supply availability doesn’t meet demand, poor storage, errors and lack of employee creativity. Materials handling is central to all these concepts of waste. Placing the right equipment is highly critical to productivity and lean warehousing.

With this in mind, suppliers such as UniCarriers and EP Equipment, consistently rise to the challenge innovating products to meet the market demands for improved handling efficiency and better returns on investment for total costs of ownership for forklift owners. For large to medium scale operations with larger forklift fleets it pays in dividends to look at the offerings of premium brands like UniCarriers. UniCarriers has been at the forefront of leading technology in dual fuel forklifts with the introduction of Nissan fuel injected engine in the
1F Series range. The product hit the market in response to the demand for lower running costs in fuel and reduction in carbon emissions. The electric fuel injected engine by Nissan Motor Co is an original in the UniCarriers brand and is now used by many other manufacturers. It’s output and return on investment is unrivalled.  

1F Series
The UniCarriers European reach truck range that includes a various chassis, mast and lift options can be tailored to suit any warehouse floor plan with racking. The Euro Series reach trucks are one of the most underrated reach trucks on the market. The ergonomic design allows operators to work comfortably for longer periods to reduce fatigue as well as boost productivity. If the goal is to eliminate wastage, then using electric powered equipment that offers smart technology and can be tailored will maximise workflows with in a warehouse. For warehouses with small to medium warehousing needs EP Equipment offers a full range of electric and pedestrian equipment to increase pallet movements and reduce manual efforts. The new JX range of order pickers has been modified for easier steering and operator effectiveness. The new model has been improved in response to the needs of stock picking operations and the evolving e-commerce warehouse.  

Every warehouses workflow of goods is different. It needs to be assessed on an individual basis and there is no one size fits all approach. Lean warehousing requires a careful eye firmly on the bigger picture whilst understanding how all the different components work together to achieve a yield.

Lencrow Materials Handling listen to the needs of small, large, new and expanding warehouses offering advice and recommendations based on experience and product knowledge. With access to over 3,500 products from leading suppliers they are able to customise equipment to suit the application. In some handling applications, Lencrow has been the only supplier who is able to match a product to a warehouse because of availability in their range of brands supplied.

Lencrow Materials Handling
Ross Grassick
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