LIFTING EFFICIENCY

Distributors applying technology such as radio frequency communications and pick-to-light systems to their materials-handling efforts are seeing marked efficiency improvements, ranging from faster lift moves to lower error rates.At the same time, innovations in conventional materials-handling technology, such as ergonomically friendly pallet jacks and forklifts, may help reduce repetitive stress injuries

Distributors applying technology such as radio frequency communications and pick-to-light systems to their materials-handling efforts are seeing marked efficiency improvements, ranging from faster lift moves to lower error rates.

At the same time, innovations in conventional materials-handling technology, such as ergonomically friendly pallet jacks and forklifts, may help reduce repetitive stress injuries that can affect distribution-center employees.

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