GREENE, N.Y., August 7, 2019 — The Raymond Corporation has earned the 2019 Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s SDCE 100 Top Supply Chain Transformations award. The SDCE 100, an annual list from Supply & Demand Chain Executive (SDCE), spotlights successful and innovative transformation projects that deliver bottom-line value to small, medium and large enterprises across the range of supply chain functions.
This year, SDCE recognized Raymond for its partnership with Ginsberg’s Foods, the largest independently owned and operated food service provider in New York’s Hudson Valley. To address the operator education challenges associated with Ginsberg’s busy warehouse environment, the company was updating its forklift operator training program. Ginsberg’s utilized the Raymond Virtual Reality Simulator to educate new forklift operators on best practices, allowing instructors to give real-time feedback and build upon important skills.
The Raymond Virtual Reality Simulator utilizes an existing Raymond® forklift by plugging the virtual reality system into the company’s patent-pending sPort, or Simulation Port. After simulation use, the forklift can be introduced back into the warehouse for material handling use. With different modules for a variety of forklifts, the virtual reality lessons increase in complexity to build upon skills learned, giving operators a chance to learn best practices and increase confidence before reaching the warehouse floor.
“Our work with the Ginsberg’s Foods further proves our continued commitment to innovation, quality and service,” said Michael Field, CEO, The Raymond Corporation. “We are honored to be included on the SDCE 100 projects list, and we hope the Raymond Virtual Reality Simulator will continue to help customers improve their operations to work more effectively and efficiently.”
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About The Raymond Corporation
For more than 95 years, The Raymond Corporation has built a reputation on innovation, quality and service. Raymond® manual and electric forklifts — with the industry’s first integrated intelligence — meet a variety of material handling needs and offer advanced end-to-end warehouse solutions that enable operations to run better and manage smarter. This philosophy helps ensure Raymond and its customers are always evolving, always running, always moving ahead — and always on. The portfolio of advanced offerings includes the iWAREHOUSE® fleet management and warehouse optimization system, featuring real-time location tracking; automated lift truck solutions for the warehouse of the future; and the Raymond Virtual Reality Simulator, a supplemental instructional tool that helps customers improve their operations and meet industry labor demands. Raymond also provides industry-leading customer support through a network of skilled technicians and its authorized North American and global Sales and Service Centers. Raymond’s work in energy solutions, space utilization, ergonomics, manufacturing quality and fleet optimization — combined with best-in-class products and services — work together to increase efficiency and lower costs throughout material handling operations.