Managed Maintenance vs. Contract Maintenance - Repair and Maintenance

Quit gambling with your repair and maintenance!

“You cannot beat a roulette table unless you steal money from it.” – Albert Einstein I have spent a lot of time in casinos. The casino floor was my office, and I spent the first decade of my...
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Skip the line for mobile equipment lead time

How To Skip The Line For Mobile Equipment

Navigating Your Supply Chain Challenges Everywhere you look, there are supply chain issues. Bottlenecks, component shortages, you name it! Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) are struggling to keep supply up with demand, and now your material handling operations are...
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Fleet Management TCO

TCO: One Metric To Rule Them All

I hear it every day. I hear it on phone calls, in board rooms, on foundry floors, and in the C Suite. No matter the industry or the organization, the response is shockingly similar. Daily the question is...
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Moneyball Comes to Material Handling Equipment

“If you challenge conventional wisdom, you will find ways to do things much better than they are currently done.” Bill James, Godfather of Sabermetrics. As a diehard Cleveland Browns fan*, I was ecstatic when I heard that the Cleveland Browns...
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Forklift Achilles Heel

Are forklifts your Achilles’ Heel during an OSHA inspection?

Recently, there were two articles in the local paper about companies being fined by OSHA, one involved lift equipment. Let’s face it, forklifts and other material handling equipment can be a hassle.
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Use Case

A Case For Fleet Management

The buzz phrases in today’s material handling industry are “Lowest Cost of Ownership”, “Most Energy Efficient” and “Greatest Productivity”. We all believe these are great attributes to have attached to your future MHE purchase.
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What Does Your Facility Say to a Potential Customer?

Twenty years ago, the potential customer / vendor award process was strictly based on cost and deliverables. Today that award process has expanded to include BWC records, financial stability scores, and a facility tour.
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