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Developing a robotic culture Developing a robotic culture
Melonee Wise, CEO of Fetch Robotics, discusses the rising importance of cloud computing as opposed to on-premise installations and the role of company culture in fitting robots into warehouse workflows.

Are robots ready for prime time? Are robots ready for prime time?
Dr. Christian Wurll, professor of electrical engineering and automation at the University of Applied Sciences in Karlsruhe, Germany, say that while robots are becoming cheaper and more collaborative, most are still not ready for 24/7 deployment.

The supply chain economic forecast: 2020 and beyond The supply chain economic forecast: 2020 and beyond
Jason Schenker, president of Prestige Economics, offers his analysis of economic trends affecting the material handling sector and shares his thoughts on the likelihood of a pending recession based on global trade, Brexit, tariffs, other factors.

Material handling industry boosts U.S. economy Material handling industry boosts U.S. economy
George Prest, CEO of MHI, discusses the material handling industry's hefty contribution to the U.S. economy and a recent study by Oxford Economics that quantified that impact.

MHI moves on plans for the coming year MHI moves on plans for the coming year
John Paxton, COO of MHI and CEO designate, discusses the expansion of MHI's industry groups, such as the Solutions Community, and the addition of new groups like The Robotics Group (TRG) as well as MHI's move to hire a chief digital officer.

No silver bullet No silver bullet
Alan McDonald, vice president of continuous improvement at Geodis, offers his thoughts on the limits of technology, noting that despite its potential to address the labor crisis, technology isn't a silver bullet that can "fix" a poorly performing DC.

New material handling systems keep customers competitive New material handling systems keep customers competitive
Ben Moyer, director of research and development at Hytrol, discusses some of the challenges Hytrol's customers now face, such as keeping up with e-commerce and Amazon, and Hytrol's creation of a technology center to find new solutions.

Why companies struggle to automate Why companies struggle to automate
Dr. Randy Bradley, associate professor of information systems and supply chain management at the University of Tennessee, discusses why some companies struggle to adopt new technology and why automation isn't the solution for every organization.

Are mobile robots the answer to low unemployment? Are mobile robots the answer to low unemployment?
Mick McCormick, director of robotics and automation for Yale Material Handling Corp., discusses customers' growing demand for mobile robots in the face of continuing labor shortages in the warehouse.

Real Talk: Refueling Real Talk: Refueling
Electric batteries take hours to recharge a single battery. To refuel with propane, you just remove the empty cylinder, securely attach the full one, and get back to work. Your crew will never be caught without the power needed to get the job done.

Real Talk: Indoor & Outdoor Operation Real Talk: Indoor & Outdoor Operation
Unlike diesel forklifts, propane forklifts operate clean enough to operate indoors. In fact, 68 percent of forklift fleets work both indoors and out. This indoor-outdoor versatility can you you a significant productivity boost.

Real Talk: Acquisition Costs Real Talk: Acquisition Costs
Tier-4 requirements are adding thousands to the price of diesel forklifts. You may need to install a diesel refilling station at your facility. Electric forklifts are also costly, given the costs of keeping them charged and purchasing new batteries.

The great indoors The great indoors
Outdoor products retailer L.L.Bean underwent major process changes to its distribution environs with amazing results.

Propane Can Do Thatâ„¢: Material Handling Propane Can Do Thatâ„¢: Material Handling
Learn how propane is giving warehouses and facility managers a lift with clean, powerful performance.

Keeping your Toyota a Toyota Keeping your Toyota a Toyota
The Toyota Dealer Network provides more than sales and repairs. It delivers peace of mind.

The Toyota Dealer Network The Toyota Dealer Network
With more than 200 locations, Toyota Forklift's North American Dealer Network is here to partner with you.

Forklift safety every day Forklift safety every day
National Forklift Safety day is making a difference in reinforcing safe forklift operations. Executives from forklift manufacturers discuss the importance of this government-recognized day and how the Industrial Truck Association emphasizes safety.

Maintaining safety is a group effort Maintaining safety is a group effort
Everyone has an important role to play in safety, says Melissa Fent, lift truck operator training manager at Crown Equipment Corp. She discusses the need for all employees at a facility to work together to assure a safe work environment.

The forklift industry's initiative to promote safety The forklift industry's initiative to promote safety
Scott Johnson, vice president of sales and marketing at forklift manufacturer Clark Material Handling Co., highlights the importance of National Forklift Safety Day, the industry's ongoing initiative to promote forklift safety and operator training.

A commitment to forklift safety A commitment to forklift safety
Don Buckman is the environmental, health, and safety manager and sustainability leader at Hyster-Yale Group Americas. He explains why Hyster and Yale support National Forklift Safety Day and how they will be observing the event around the country.

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