White Paper: Hyster: Maximize Uptime and Profits Through Effective Fleet Management Practices
This white paper helps any operation with a fleet of lift truck equipment to effectively and efficiently manage that fleet.
From planning and use strategy to understanding total cost of ownership, this white paper helps any operation with a fleet of lift truck equipment to effectively and efficiently manage that fleet.
Operating a lift truck fleet is a reality of your business, but managing a lift truck fleet in addition to focusing on your core business responsibilities can get complicated. Trying to keep tabs on service schedules is tough enough; when you add in the varying degrees of usage per unit, multiple facilities in different locations, and the possibility of having several service providers and part suppliers, it gets even trickier.
When lift truck fleets are not properly maintained or utilized efficiently, downtime increases, productivity is reduced and you may end up spending money when you should be making money. The challenge of properly maintaining your fleet can be resolved through an effective fleet management program. Fleet management programs help navigate hidden opportunities to reduce your materials handling spending. As you are confronted with difficult economic hurdles, the need to shed cost for sustainability is a must if you are to emerge from these economic times leaner, stronger and poised to take advantage of economic recovery. A strong fleet management program is essential to maximizing uptime and productivity and ultimately saving money over the long term.
Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.