Beverage

Add more SKUs, not bottlenecks

Shipping laws for beverages are relaxing - increasing sales by 37.1% over the next 5 years. Are your operations ready to meet these demands?

Challenges

Transform your greatest challenges into opportunities

Consumer demands are driving the beverage industry to push operations both in the facility and on the delivery route.

SKU Proliferation

Consumer demand continues to drive unprecedented levels of SKU proliferation in the beverage industry – an item out-of-stock is still not an option.

Take charge of the invasion

  • Use variable height picking processes to increase SKU capacity
  • Place slower-moving SKUs above faster-moving ones for efficient access to frequently picked items
  • Add case flow lanes to pick lines to accommodate more SKUs
Beat the SKU influx

Delivery expectations

Increased urbanization is pushing drivers to squeeze more stops into tighter delivery windows.

Exceed delivery demands

  • Stay charged longer and up to 2x faster with lithium-ion batteries
  • Help to empower your operator with greater maneuverability in tight spaces
  • Reduce stress and stabilize loads to help optimize control and operator confidence
Increase efficiency

Food safety

Your operations are essential and so is protecting them from contamination.

Make food safety non-negotiable

  • Reduce bacteria absorption by using impenetrable materials   
  • Achieve greater transparency to help isolate concerns to reduce product loss
  • Utilize food-grade lubricants that are USDA inspection ready and non-toxic
Ease sanitation concerns

Labor retention

Filling open positions with qualified labor is tough – retain your top talent and reduce turnover.

Retain talent and reduce turnover

  • Redirect workers to more value-added tasks by deploying robotic solutions
  • Offer advanced ergonomic lift truck solutions to help reduce musculoskeletal problems related to operation
  • Use telematics to simplify checklists and reinforce positive behavior
Automate Repetition

Tight profit margins

Reduced operational costs amidst heightened competition and pricing pressures are resulting in lower margins.

Increase profitability and bring more to the table

  • Automate repetitive tasks and help reduce operating costs
  • Right-size your fleet, reduce administrative costs and extend useful life of equipment
  • Utilize solutions to help reduce picking costs and increase pallets moved per hour
Drive greater results

Solutions

Take control with these game changing solutions

Get more product to retailers and in the hands of consumers.

Proven Approaches

Demonstrated to achieve results

Innovations to help improve throughput by reducing downtime, improving safety and ultimately lowering your operating costs.

Increasing slot capacity and picking efficiency

Increasing SKU counts and changing order profiles can prove too much for existing racking and slotting systems. Discover how new slotting strategies, and innovative multi-level lift truck designs can help enable higher performance and lower fulfillment costs.

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Built around you - Nature’s Best

Discover how one of our customers was able to add 33-45% more pick positions, increasing their number of SKUs and revenue per square foot – all without a costly facility expansion.

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Unlock cost savings and performance

With the industry’s widest range of power sources from a variety of brands, you can get the very best solution available in today’s market to maximize your operations - unrestricting your choice and a power solution built around your unique requirements for costs, labor, maintenance, emissions, space and more.

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Impenetrable materials

With increasing efforts to boost sanitation and disinfection, closed cell rubber and engineered composites allow for thorough surface sanitization of equipment through non-porous cells and reduces vapor transmission making touch points less likely to absorb water or bacteria.

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Enhancing productivity through safety

Tight deadlines and throughput-based incentives may cause operators to overlook safe operating procedures, resulting in costly violations or accidents.

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