Over the past year, the way businesses operate has changed dramatically. While we’re slowly returning back to normalcy, some of the changes brought about by the pandemic are here to stay. This is especially true when it comes to distributors. Understanding the best ways to handle inventory management can help maximize profits and increase your bottom line. Let’s take a look at how advanced freight and package handling lifts can help you maximize the verticality of your warehouse.
Package Handling Lifts Enhance Efficiency
One of the impacts the pandemic had on businesses was the quick transition they made from traditional retail brick and mortar to online “dark stores” for online fulfillment. The businesses with the most success relied on maximizing space and a fluid inventory management process. This meant utilizing verticality to make the most out of the space they work in.
While forklifts and conveyors help with horizontal movement, it’s the advanced vertical freight and package handling lifts that can help you reach those hard-to-reach spots. When order fulfillment is your number one priority, you need to ensure you can access these packages as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Benefits of Advanced Freight Lifts
As a business owner or manager, you’re always focused on how you can improve your bottom line. This often means finding the most effective way to utilize the space given to you. Here are some examples of how advanced freight lifts can help you achieve that:
It’s easier to build up than it is to build out, and without the proper equipment, you’re wasting valuable inventory space. These lifts offer a cost-efficient way to transport items in a multi-level distribution facility.
Today, the most efficient distribution centers have successfully integrated automation into the daily workflow. Freight lifts offer the flexibility to easily integrate with conveyor and robotics systems. On top of that, using a smart cloud-based controls platform like AQ Connect allows you to integrate freight lifts with these other systems for a unified operation.
Freight lifts are known for their durability. This means less downtime waiting for maintenance checks or repairs. You can expect a high level of performance, without having to worry too much about maintenance checks or the cost to maintain the lifts.
Easy to Use
Operating a freight lift can be easily done with minimal training. As a result, freight lift operators can take control of the distribution floor with the use of simple command centers.
Perhaps the biggest benefit of a freight lift system is how much safer they make the workplace. In the past, securing items stored in a hard-to-reach place was a difficult task that can put employees at risk. Today, freight lifts are built with safety in mind, fully equipped with standard safety features.
No one workplace is the same. The needs of your distribution center differ from the needs of your competitors. That’s why a lift custom-made for your distribution needs can help improve your bottom line. At Autoquip, we offer custom lifts to help streamline your distribution process.
When paired with the cloud-based AQ Connect system, a custom lift from Autoquip can help you take total control of your distribution process without having to worry about increased downtime caused by ineffective equipment or repairs.
We’re Ready to Help
If you’re ready to enhance your distribution process, our team here at Autoquip is here to help. We can provide advanced freight and package handling lifts to ensure you can properly take advantage of the space in your distribution center. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you.