Overhead Conveyors 101 – What they are used for and why

Written by paclineconveyors on July 22, 2012 – 8:42 pm -

This article explains the uses and benefits of overhead conveyor. If you are looking understand the value of overhead conveyor for the warehouse, factory and plant, this article is a good place to start your research.


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10 Questions to Ask to INCREASE WIN RATES

Written by nikkiong on April 19, 2012 – 11:55 am -

How to sell and market Materials Handling equipment and solutions. This article has 10 ideas on how to successfully find new customers in the Warehousing and Distribution industries. Read Marketing advice and tips here.


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PRESS RELEASE: MCFA Teaches Conflict Management to Harmony Science Academy Students

Written by editor on April 10, 2012 – 11:18 am -

Five Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (MCFA) employees recently presented a lecture on understanding, managing and resolving conflict to more than 250 students at Harmony Science Academy in Katy, Texas. The presenters, including Tom Clinton, MCFA director of marketing, taught the students the importance of understanding and practicing conflict management skills in school and in their future careers by demonstrating real-life scenarios.


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68% of customers leave because of indifference.

Written by nikkiong on February 1, 2012 – 2:24 pm -

Looking for ideas to increase customer retention? Are you in the Materials Handling business in some way? Khach has a 5 tips for you in the area of Marketing and increasing customers. Read this informative article for more information.


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5 Warehouse Safety Tips You Should Already Be Following

Written by philipl3m on December 10, 2011 – 1:16 pm -

5 Tips on warehouse safety. This article addresses tripping hazards, safety equipment, safety and danger zones and zebra striping. Accidents are not deliberate and identifying dangerous areas is worth the time. Good safety practices are discussed in this blog post.


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What is the True Capacity of My Forklift?

Written by editor on November 13, 2011 – 12:26 pm -

A forklift has a lifting and carrying capacity at a given height when it leaves the factory, however, that capacity can change when attachments, booms, fork extensions and other modifications are made to the lift truck. This article explains the impact of the load center, center of gravity and other items that impacts materials handling equipment.


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Forklift Aisle Requirements – A Guide for Best Warehouse Layouts

Written by editor on October 8, 2011 – 12:07 pm -

Guide to designing forklift aisle dimensions based on the type of lift truck. Wide aisles, narrow aisles and very narrow aisles are explained. With this article, you will be able to budget space and layout a warehouse and set the rack to rack dimension based on whether you are using an orderpicker, turret truck, reach or deep reach and stand up counterbalanced forklift truck.


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Order Entry and Order Processing Tips

Written by editor on September 21, 2011 – 7:43 am -

Tips, ideas and best practices for entering orders, readying orders and processing orders for the warehouse. Also, in this article are described the benefits of bar code scanning in a distribution and picking operation.


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How to Avoid Costly Year End Physical Inventory

Written by editor on September 18, 2011 – 9:32 am -

How do you avoid a costly year-end physical inventory? This article explains how to cycle count and work with your auditor to save time, money, labor, stress and handling, all while increasing control over your critical and or expensive inventory items.


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