TFS employees visit thousands of facilities each year. That’s how we know that even the most respected names in manufacturing and distribution—Fortune 500 companies with huge budgets—are struggling. While these big companies have more advantages than most of their peers, they still deal with long MHE lead times, labor shortages, and extreme pressure from the […]
It’s a mixed forecast for material handling stakeholders. On the one hand, prices are improving and equipment wait times are coming down. On the other, economic hardships and labor challenges continue to cloud the future. How can facilities stay ahead? To find out, we went straight to Jason Laws, who estimates he and his team
At TFS, we talk to a lot of companies about material handling. What we’ve found is that most businesses don’t even realize they’re not actively managing their forklift fleets and facilities. Yes, it’s absolutely true that most are doing some sort of management, but when we crunch the numbers to demonstrate how much money they’re
There’s no understating the power of data. And when it comes to keeping material handling facilities running at peak safety and efficiency, telematics has a crucial role to play. While telematics—a term that blends “telecommunications” and “informatics”—may seem like the hot new buzzword, it’s not. Telematics, which describes the process of collecting and assessing data
The Fleet, Facility & Safety Roundup | Why You Should Be Reassessing Your Material Handling Right Now
Welcome to the Fleet & Facility Roundup! We’ve curated the latest, most practical news to help you keep up with material handling developments and insights. Our takeaway this month? Inflation is up, lead times are still long, and the supply chain remains chaotic, so it’s safe to say that the end isn’t in sight yet.