WHY YOUR OPERATION SHOULD USE A FLEET MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Whether your operation uses only one forklift or has a fleet of 40, a fleet management system can take it to the next level. A forklift fleet management system, like YKI’s Yale Vision, can increase warehouse productivity and control costs for any size fleet. Today’s technology allows the capabilities of a fleet management system to be better than ever. Here are a few reasons why your Kentuckiana operation should use a forklift fleet management system.
1.TRACKING EQUIPMENT USAGE CAN CONTROL YOUR COSTS
If someone asked you how much money your total costs are for your equipment and forklifts, would you know the answer? Would you include hidden costs such as repairs, downtimes and operator’s salaries? The best way to know the total cost of equipment is by tracking it.
Fleet management systems, such as Yale Vision, automate equipment and usage tracking. They’re connected directly to your forklifts through a wireless network. This system makes it easier to track your hour usage meter and the cost of operation for your equipment. This allows you to truly see how each piece of equipment is used and can help decide if you need an increase or decrease in your fleet size.
Yale Vision also can track the most traveled routes taken by your lift trucks. This allows you to see if your operation is set up in the most optimal way or if operators can be taking more efficient routes to get the job done better. Finding the most optimal route for your forklifts allows you to save on fuel costs as well as get the most out of your operators’ work day.
2. IMPROVE SAFETY AND REDUCE ACCIDENTS
Fleet management systems improve employee safety and help to protect your inventory. You can set up notification of forklift impacts, parking brake and seat belt violations, as well as speed alerts to monitor if your operators are using the equipment in a safe manner. They system can also notify you of any fault codes so that machine maintenance and repair can be quickly performed by your in-house maintenance team or through YKI.
For increased safety you can set up access control so that only employees who are certified can operate the machine. You can also program access control so that the forklift won’t start until a predetermined safety checklist is completed by the operator. Yale Vision is capable of tracking employee certification and re-certification to help with your operator training.
3. CREATE MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
Maintaining your forklifts and equipment reduces costs from unexpected repairs, accidents and replacing equipment too soon. Yale Vision keeps you up to date on when your equipment needs to be serviced. Whether you maintain and service the equipment yourself or have YKI come in, you’ll have accurate records of the service that’s already been done for each forklift and what maintenance it needs.
WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT YALE VISION?
For more information on Yale Vision in Kentuckiana, contact us at (888)269-3198. Our material handing experts are trained to help your operation cut costs and increase productivity. We can also train your management team on the system so they can use the data the system provides to save time and money. Contact us today!