5 Tips to Improve Your Loading Dock Safety and Efficiency

Loading dock managers are relentless workers. They strive to meet ever-growing productivity targets and minimize downtime, invest in new material handling equipment, and hire more personnel. They crew adheres to an aggressive loading and unloading schedule.

While productivity is top of mind, the safety at the loading dock is often an afterthought. Managers are pressed into cutting corners with safety and overlook hazardous situations. But it doesn't have to be your loading dock's reality.

Warehouse Optimization - 3 Customer Success Stories

Ever wondered whether your operation would benefit from pick-to-light technology, a new slotting system, or other optimization solutions? Is it worth the time, expense and hassle?

The short answer is yes. The right solution pays for itself in months (not years), and an experienced partner can help you transition without a major disruption to your business. Here are a few customer success stories:

AS/RS - A Single Solution to Many Warehouse Optimization Problems

Picture one of your performance reports. Imagine what it would look like to see:

    • Throughput up 30-50%
    • Labor costs down 40%
    • Order accuracy improved to 99%

The numbers above are actual stats from real clients. These could be your stats, and you don’t have to turn your business upside down to see improvements like the ones above.

In today’s product review, we’re going to look at SRSI’s automated pallet racking systems and the benefits of converting some (or all) of your facility to an automated shelving system.

5 Ways to Optimize Your Warehouse (Solutions That Pay for Themselves in Months, Not Years)

Warehouse managers wear a lot of hats (sometimes literally), and make more decisions in one hour than other managers make in a week. When you're everyone's go-to person, it's hard to knock things off your to-do list. For example, you know there are ways your operation could be saving time and money, but haven't found time to look into it.

While you're busy doing the things only you can do, let us uncover ways for your operation to save time and money. Here are some of the most popular solutions we offer (there's one we like to call the stealth bomber):

Forklift Operator Refresher Training

Refresher Training. OSHA 1910.178 (l) (4) (iii) states “An evaluation of each Powered Industrial Truck operators performance shall be conducted at least once every 3 years”. Everyone knows that!

But did you know: there are other, often overlooked reasons that you would be required to provide refresher training more frequently than every 3 years?  1910.178(l) (4) says refresher training in relevant topics shall be provided to the operator when:

8 Money-Saving Reasons to Run an Eco-Friendly Facility

Green logistics and sustainable warehouse best practices aren’t just good for the environment, they’re good for business. Lowering your energy bills and minimizing waste can also increase profit margins.

Implementing sustainable business practices is easier than you may think. Here's how you can earn more green by going green:

Forklift Safety – A Guide for Operators

Forklifts and Electric powered jacks can cause serious injury or death to operators and pedestrians when not used properly. Below is a simple list of items operators should always do, and never do, when using the lift truck.

Forklift Tires: What You Need to Know

Ever wonder if you’re using the right kind of tires for your forklift? Or wanted to know when a forklift tire needs to be replaced? Today’s post covers all this and more.

Do You Know When to Replace Your Forklift Tires?

Looking for an easy way to improve efficiency and help forklift operators stay productive? Don't wait too long to replace your forklift's tires.  

New forklift tires: 

  • Improve fuel efficiency
  • Make your forklift last longer
  • Reduce forklift operator fatigue

Just 40% tire wear causes the forklift and driver to absorb 84% of the vehicle's vibration. That means transmission has to work harder, and your operator is going to get tired much faster. 

Nilfisk Autonomous Floor Scrubber Is The Future of Floor Cleaning

The new Nilfisk SC50 is the first OSHA-approved autonomous floor scrubber. It’s easy-to-use, runs for six hours on a single charge, and (unlike other autonomous cleaning machines) it doesn’t require a technician or engineer to set it up.

Imagine how much more your staff could accomplish if they didn’t have to manually guide a scrubber across the floor. With an autonomous scrubber-dryer, the operator can complete tasks that require human skills and dexterity, while the Nilfisk Liberty SC50 does the rest. The machine can even send the operator a text when it’s done - minimizing downtime.

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