Track your materials handling equipment (MHE)

Knowing exactly where your forklift trucks and other MHE are, can provide valuable information to help increase efficiency, improve safety and cut costs.

There are a number of reasons why you may want to track your forklift trucks including: activity monitoring, tracking movements, paths and routes taken, performance analysis and drive improvement, safety improvements.

Benefits:

  • Monitoring MHE and personnel improves the productivity
  • Analysis of location and activity data informs strategic decisions for continuous operational improvements
  • Tracking the movements of MHE and pedestrians allows warehouse safety to be enhanced using VeroSafe
  • Automatically tracking stock, pallets and inventory reduces costs as items are never misplaced

How Vero tracks MHE

Using latest optical, RFID or Wi-Fi technologies, VeroTrack monitors and records the movement of all your trucks in real-time on a virtual map of your warehouse or logistics site. The choice of tracking technology depends on the level of accuracy required to achieve your specific goals.

Vero allows you to see the complete picture, delivering an insight into how your operation actually works and moves. Recording every activity and providing intelligent analytics and telematics enables you to boost productivity, safety and profitability.

Vero works as a stand-alone system or fully integrated with your existing WMS, ERP or other 3rd party systems. Tracking people as well as MHE means that location information can be used for intelligent safety alerts to prevent accidents. More about Vero safety solutions.

Modern warehouse with forklifts

Forklift Truck in Warehouse

Potential savings you can achieve

Tracking your MHE provides the opportunity to identify and reduce the amount of inactive or non-productive time.  To assess the potential for improvement in your organisation, you can calculate the number of driver hours lost in your operation by following these simple steps:

  1. Make a note of exactly how many driver hours you are paying for each week.
  2. Note down how many pallet moves your team performs per week.
  3. Determine how long it takes to move a pallet on average.
  4. Multiply the number of pallet moves by the average time to a move a pallet. The calculated figure should equal the number of driver hours that you pay for.

In most cases, the estimated figure is only around 80 percent of expected total driver hours per week. This means that approximately 20 percent of driver hours are being lost through inefficiencies on the warehouse floor. Tracking your drivers and forklifts can help reduce the loss of time and money through inactive driver hours.

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