Forget the “New Normal:” Three Tips for Improving Facility Operations Beyond COVID-19

Forklift operators perform tasks in warehouse setting

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to reshape and challenge distribution facilities and supply chains, there’s been a lot of talk about adjusting to the “new normal.”  But why focus on normal when you could focus on better? In many ways, the pandemic has become an accelerator or catalyst for positive change, forcing companies to reexamine, […]

Taking a Phased Approach to Warehouse Connectivity

Forklift operator using forklift equipped with connected warehouse technology

In a previous post, we explored why greater connectivity in the warehouse was important. Now we’ll look at how to get started on your journey to a connected facility. Crown experts have led and participated in numerous technology implementations to promote greater connectivity that includes the forklift. We’ve seen what works and what doesn’t, and […]

Ignore the Hype and Take a Realistic Approach to Greater Connectivity

Forklift operator works in warehouse with forklift equipped with fleet and operator management technology

As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to transform the way we interact with machines, data and each other, it is bringing a new level of connectivity that is evolving today’s warehouses, distribution centers and manufacturing environments. Unfortunately, the tangible benefits and business value tied to greater connectivity are being overshadowed by the hype. The […]

Fleet and Operator Management Systems: A Valuable Tool in Your Forklift Safety Toolkit

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The core foundation of an effective safety culture is access to quality training at various levels of an organization; where training is provided and encouraged not just for operators, but also for trainers, supervisors and even pedestrians. While this multi-faceted approach to safety may seem daunting, a forklift fleet and operator management system can give […]

Better Data Adds Up to Better Forklift Utilization

Forklift service technician performs service as part of a connected maintenance program

The supply chain and warehouse are overflowing with data; not all of it on product movement. Warehouse and forklift connectivity is generating data on worker performance, forklift utilization and the health and status of equipment. Companies are investing to collect and analyze data to increase productivity, lower costs and enhance safety. One area where greater […]

Five Steps to a Healthier Forklift Fleet

Forklift service technician monitors forklift data during repair

When it comes to the performance of your supply chain, the health of your forklifts is vital. An unhealthy fleet can lead to lower productivity, considerable inefficiencies, higher service and maintenance costs, and unsafe working conditions. The following are five steps you can take to help ensure you have a healthy forklift fleet to continue […]