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Increasing Material Handling Efficiency

Productivity is crucial to your operations, so it is important to look around your operations and find the areas you can improve. Since you do not want to overwork your employees, follow our tips for helping your operations work faster, safer, and more efficiently without adding work hours to your employee schedules. Ask yourself the following:


Do I Have the Right Equipment?


In some cases, using the proper equipment for the job can get overlooked and reduce your efficiency. Keep in mind that not all forklifts are designed to perform at the same level, so you must make sure you have the right equipment for your application. 

For example, if you have a forklift operator who constantly gets on and off the forklift throughout the day, a stand-up rider would be a better option for your operators. They will operate in narrow spaces with less time spent standing up in confined areas and maneuvering to sit down. 

Am I Using the Proper Equipment for Each Job?


You want to evaluate your equipment to ensure your employees have what they need to get the job done. In addition to ensuring they have the best material handling equipment available to them, you also want to make sure they have any necessary attachments needed to complete the task. 

You may also consider selecting forklifts with optional features such as fork tip cameras, auto-leveling, fork tip lasers, and height indicators. These features can help give your operators more confidence to get the job done. When workers feel comfortable and confident in their environment and with the equipment they use daily, they are more likely to be more productive. 

Am I Maintaining my Equipment Properly?


While this is no easy task, it is crucial to increasing employee productivity and keep your employees safe. Routine maintenance can get lost in the shuffle of everyday operations, so to help keep your maintenance on track, consider scheduling regular maintenance checks in advance. You can schedule these checks with Trupar America for all your material handling equipment.

It is also important that you keep records of all maintenance or work done on your machinery. This information will help you make predictions for maintenance, in turn, helping you better budget for maintenance you may need throughout the year. Keeping your forklift properly maintenance will help increase productivity and keep your operations running like a well-oiled machine. 

Should I Add to My Fleet?


Another way to boost productivity may be to add another new or used forklift to your fleet of machinery. If you are looking to add a forklift to accommodate your workload, we can help! Trupar America is your one-stop shop for forklift sales in Pittsburgh, offering high-quality forklift selections for both new and used models. 

Contact us today to learn more! 

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