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Precious Time

Thursday, 2 April 2020 ( #968 )
Why is time efficiency so essential to warehouse business success - and how can it be improved? As a leading developer and manufacturer of equipment designed to make warehouses more efficient, Cat® Lift Trucks offers the following summary. In warehousing, time is money. Slow throughput not only reduces profit but risks losing customers who demand fast service. While this is especially true for 24/7 online businesses, it also affects the bottom line of more traditional companies. Today's trend toward shorter handling cycles and smaller loads increases time pressure further and requires changes in the way goods are managed. Time is lost largely through inadequate management and use of space, materials handling machinery, people and data. Cat Lift Trucks can help with all those factors, although its primary concern is to maximise the efficiency and performance of forklifts and their operators.
Optimised assets Lift truck operators are amongst a warehouse's most important assets. Cat® warehouse and counterbalance trucks reward and encourage them with ergonomic, comfortable, safe and healthy working conditions. Motivation and work rate are enhanced, sickness absence and accident-related downtime are minimised, and good employees - who are becoming harder to recruit - are retained. Meanwhile, ergonomic design and high-performance engineering give Cat trucks a combination of speed, control and precision that optimises productivity in their specialised applications. For examples of how this is achieved, you could start by looking at the Cat NO-N2 low-level order picker range. To minimise time losses through truck breakdowns and maintenance, Cat products are built to a high quality and designed for quick and easy servicing. A strong global network of factories and dealers avoids delays in the supply of trucks, parts and service.
Rapid advances Cat Lift Trucks monitors and responds to customers' changing needs, globally and locally, with rapid development of new products fit for the future. Automation, the Internet of Things (IoT) and Li-ion batteries are just some of the advancing technologies used in developing, manufacturing, equipping and managing its trucks. In the competitive warehouse business environment, where every second counts, you can depend on Cat Lift Trucks to keep you ahead. For more information, contact us!
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