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 posed and daily I am reminded of why our insight is needed and in demand. “What is...
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Moneyball in Material Handling Equipment1

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 hired Paul DePodesta as their Chief Strategy Officer. Did you know that this man, the inspiration behind Jonah Hill’s...
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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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