Optimizing its operational efficiency while working with several material handling companies.
Converting three existing aisles to Very Narrow Aisles (VNA) and employing the iWarehouse telematics system.
The NSLC was able to maximize its existing space, while managing and collecting data on its lift trucks .
FINDING A PARTNER
More than a decade ago, the Nova Scotia Liquor Corp. was operating with many different brands of material handling equipment. In an industry where the receiving, picking and shipping are all variables that affect the end product, the proper fleet and truck options are essential for success.
The NSLC was ready to update its fleet to better fit its needs and turned to G.N. Johnston, a Raymond Solutions and Support Center, to optimize its facility.
VERY NARROW AISLE SOLUTION
In the search for a way to maximize the existing footprint, G.N. Johnston came up with the solution of converting three aisles to Very Narrow Aisles (VNA).
Condensing two aisles of racking would allow for an entire aisle of new racking in the warehouse, making additional storage space available, while utilizing the equipment and technology the NSLC already held.
PROTECTING ALL ASSETS WITH iWAREHOUSE
The NSLC selected iWAREHOUSE®, a telematics system that can be installed into every lift truck in a warehouse. The NSLC used iWAREHOUSE to help manage its more than 40 trucks.
The system allows managers to collect and report on operational and maintenance data for their industrial vehicle fleets and operators. Alerts related to improperly performing equipment or equipment that has sustained damage intrigued the NSLC.
Interested in learning more about how you can accomplish similar results with the iWAREHOUSE fleet management system? Experienced warehouse professionals at your local Raymond Solutions and Support Center stand ready to help you maximize productivity in your operations.
CHALLENGE: MAINTENANCE AND MANAGEMENT
Managers needed better insight into the daily activities of the operators and more information to inform operational decisions and improvements.
SOLUTION: ADVANCED FLEET MANAGEMENT
Raymond’s iWAREHOUSE forklift fleet management system provides alerts related to improperly performing forklifts, customizable vehicle startup speeds and records of forklift service history.
RESULTS: A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD
NSLC has experienced reduced operational costs, and in addition to decreased equipment and rack damage, operators appreciate having the knowledge that equipment is up to date on maintenance.
Related Products and Solutions
Our Sales and Service Centers can provide you with customized solutions to maximize the efficiency of your warehouse facilities. Additionally, the iWAREHOUSE professional services team is available to provide customized support to help you get the most from your telematics system.
With iWAREHOUSE, managers can effectively manage and report on powered industrial vehicle and operator performance—while reducing operational costs and improving productivity. Our single, scalable telematics system works on hundreds of makes and models of industrial vehicles.
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