What’s the biggest expense at your warehouse or distribution center? If your operation is like most, the answer’s probably order picking: Research suggests that order picking makes up between 50 and 75 percent of warehouse operating costs. If you want to build a more efficient operation, then, look for ways to improve order picking productivity.
If the nations of the world keep their current transportation and energy policies, the global fleet of electric vehicles (EVs) will grow to 145 million units by the end of the decade. If many governments adopt certain sustainability initiatives, the fleet could grow to 230 million vehicles by 2030. That will be around 12 percent of all vehicles, everywhere.
Electrical wholesalers face unique material handling challenges that require unique material handling solutions. Your standard utility cart is useless in the face of light fixtures, wire coils, or bundles of rigid conduit. An unmodified forklift can’t lift a loaded steel cable reel.