GREENVILLE, N.C. (July 21, 2016) - Supply & Demand Chain Executive's SDCE 100 Top Supply Chain Projects list comprises the most innovative and transformative projects in the material handling industry. Yale Materials Handling Corporation earned its place on the list for its redesigned slotting strategy using specialized lift trucks for Nature's Best, a wholesaler of natural and organic products.
The Yale® MO25 multi-level order selector and slotting strategy gave Nature's Best the ability to accommodate more SKUs without increasing its footprint or compromising throughput. Operators were able to increase pick height from six to ten feet and build entire orders often within a single aisle, eliminating unnecessary product touches and travel time. The Yale solution added 33-45 percent more pick positions, decreased operating costs by 25 percent and reduced the amount of required lift trucks and racking. These reductions are expected to save the company $2 million in labor alone over five years.
"Our work with Nature's Best exemplifies the combination of innovative lift trucks and warehouse expertise Yale delivers to increase efficiency and overall output," says Chris Murtha, Brand Marketing Manager, Yale Materials Handling Corporation. "This recognition highlights the commitment of Yale and our dealers to understand the unique challenges of each operation and provide creative, comprehensive solutions built around their needs."
The SDCE 100 is an annual list of 100 great supply chain projects that shows how supply chain solution and service providers help their customers and clients achieve supply chain excellence. Yale continues to be a leader in the supply chain industry for its innovative solutions and products.
About Yale Materials Handling Corporation
Yale Materials Handling Corporation markets a full line of materials handling lift truck products and services, including electric, gas, LP-gas and diesel powered lift trucks; narrow aisle, very narrow aisle and motorized hand trucks. Yale has a comprehensive service offering including Yale Vision wireless asset management, fleet management, Yale service, parts, financing and training. Yale® trucks are manufactured in an ISO 9001: 2008 registered facility and range in capacity from 2,000 to 36,000 lbs.
Yale Materials Handling Corporation is a division of Hyster-Yale Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. (NYSE: HY). Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc.