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Warehouse in the News The new breed of intelligent machines that are core to Industry 4.0 will eliminate waste in supply c ProMat 2017 Show Wrap Up: Over 350,000 square feet of expo space featured Newsroom Notes: Is the era of high inventories behind us? Future of WMS mapped out in Oracle Forecast Is Your Logistics Strategy Keeping Pace with Your Manufacturing Efficiency? More Warehouse News Is Your Logistics Strategy Keeping Pace with Your Manufacturing Efficiency? U.S. manufacturers continue to invest in world-class technology and innovation, as a growing number of businesses choose to expand U.S.-based production — or return manufacturing from Asia. All Resources The journey to reform fleet management practices looks different for everyone, but some common themes recur. Labor costs are a challenge for fleets of one to 1,000 and ensuring the optimal performance and behavior of those operators is an ongoing effort. The equipment is smarter across nearly all models, many of which come factory-ready to electronically export a wealth of usage data from onboard sensors. The appetite is there, the table is set, but how do fleet users decide what to order from the telematics menu? “Fleet management is still fairly new, and a lot of folks are not quite sure what to think about it yet,” says Jeremy Sassatelli , sales and operations manager for Toyota Materials Handling U.S.A . “Some folks do a better job than others, but nobody is great at it. ‘Telematics’ is kind of a buzzword, like Big Data or Internet of Things . There’s a lot of product differentiation and not all of those products are using the same data.” The process of adopting telematics technologies and transforming fleet management practices tends to be incremental, both because of customer apprehension and the difficulty of overcoming old habits. In […]
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