GREENVILLE, N.C. (July 30, 2019) – With supply chain operations under intense competitive pressure to increase service levels and control costs, innovative solutions are critical to unlocking greater efficiency. This year, Supply & Demand Chain Executive recognizes Yale Materials Handling Corporation on its list of 100 top supply chain projects, for its Yale Vision telemetry installation at the Continental Tire facility in Mt. Vernon, Illinois.
Continental Tire sought a telemetry solution to optimize operator performance, lift truck utilization and fleet structure, preventive maintenance, and OSHA checklist compliance. To start, Yale Vision allows Continental Tire to match equipment reports with operators to gauge individual performance and use lift truck utilization data to determine whether or not to purchase additional equipment.
“With the utilization information Yale Vision provides, we were able to prove that increased workloads could be absorbed using our existing fleet,” says Nathan Baugher, Fleet and Rolling Stock Manager, Continental Tire.
Fault code monitoring sends automated alerts for preventive service based on real-time equipment data. These alerts go directly to Black Equipment, Continental Tire’s local Yale® dealer and maintenance provider, who dispatches a technician without burdening lift truck operators or facility staff. The solution also replaces paper-based systems with digital checklists for OSHA pre-shift inspections, resulting in savings of $120,000 in clerical costs and 279,000 sheets of paper annually.
The SDCE 100 is an annual list of the most innovative, effective supply chain projects.
About Yale Materials Handling Corporation
Yale Materials Handling Corporation markets a full line of materials handling lift truck products and services, including electric, gas, LP-gas and diesel powered lift trucks; narrow aisle, very narrow aisle and motorized hand trucks. Yale has a comprehensive service offering including Yale Vision wireless asset management, fleet management, Yale service, parts, financing and training. Yale® trucks are manufactured in an ISO 9001:2008 registered facility and range in capacity from 2,000 to 36,000 lbs.
Yale Materials Handling Corporation is a division of Hyster-Yale Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. (NYSE:HY). Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. and its subsidiaries, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, employ approximately 7,800 people world-wide.
Yale Materials Handling Corporation