Materials Handling Trends in 2012

This article discusses the materials handling and warehousing trends for 2012: Labor cost containment and productivity, Lowering maintenance costs, Lowering energy costs, Environmental impact, and Financing flexibility. Topics covered include Fleet Optimization and Forklift design improvements.

Forklift Aisle Requirements – A Guide for Best Warehouse Layouts

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.

Lift Trucks Explained – A Materials Handling Primer

New to materials handling? Thinking about buying a lift truck and were wondering about the different types and uses of material handling equipment? Here is primer on the various types and uses of what most people refer to as “forklifts”.