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FORKLIFT FREE

SOLUTIONS

FORKLIFT FREE

SOLUTIONS

GET THE FORK OUTTA HERE

Going forklift free is more than just a current trend, it’s an excellent way to enhance the efficiency of your operations and support a lean production system. Forklifts are a dangerous and inefficient method of moving material through your operation. Going forklift free by implementing cart systems can be a first step to engineering material flow through your processes and reducing excessive transportation, inventory, and motion.

BENEFITS OF A FORKLIFT FREE ENVIRONMENT

 

IMPROVED SAFETY

Forklift use and misuse is a major cause of workplace injuries and accidents, as well as OSHA violations. Eliminating forklifts from foot traffic areas and restricting forklift activity to mostly vertical lifting are two steps to improve safety, protect your personnel, and reduce accidents and injuries.

EFFICIENCY

Forklifts are not optimized for horizontal travel – they can only carry one item at a time, usually in a pallet load quantity. In contrast, tugger cart trains often have 4-5 carts and can carry a variety of items using different packaging and cart designs. Every manufacturer is functioning in a complex production environment that requires mixed types of products which forklift material delivery does not support.

BETTER COST

Forklift free makes sense in the long term and the short term. Short term, there is more investment required for a cart fleet, but the payback period is usually less than one year. Long term, the reduced operating and maintenance costs and productivity improvements make the case even clearer.

FLEXIBILITY

Cart systems can be designed to accommodate any material, in any state, in any quantity. As market demand changes and the production schedule changes to adapt, the material flow system needs to react in parallel.

READY TO GET THE FORK OUTTA YOUR OPERATION?

If you’re looking to improve the material flow in your operation and see the value of intentional engineered material flow, you’re ready to ditch the forklift. Is there talk in your organization about implementing robots and automation? You can’t automate chaos. Start by improving material flow with forklift free cart systems—which could eventually become driverless, automated cart flows.

LEAN SOLUTIONS

LEAN SOLUTIONS

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MAKITLEAN

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FLOW RACKS

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CARTS

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WORKSTATIONS

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