Receiving, sorting, routing, delivering—managing freight effectively can mean the difference between growing the profit margin or losing ground on fuel costs, lost shipments, or an unexpected bottleneck that slows down the entire supply chain. The business that succeeds in this situation is the one that not only plans ahead but can also react, quickly and all along the line, to changing conditions in real time. The dock operation that never handles a shipment more times than is necessary, that fills a rush order without missing a beat, or that locates a mislaid pallet in minutes is truly a beautiful thing.
forklift computers integrated with a warehouse management system
provide a good return on investment for many traditional warehouse and
distribution center operations. These warehouse logistical systems produce results, especially in the area of labor savings,
which are easily quantifiable and go directly to a company’s
bottom line. Giving forklift operators access to useful
information technology produces success stories for Lean Management and
Six Sigma programs, but you do not have to have faith in any particular
management theory to recognize the excellent payback that can be
- Michael Giuliano, President of Meridian Research and Development
Thousands of LTL hubs across the United States already put logistics solutions at their operators’ fingertips in the form of Glacier Everest computers. Forklift computers provide a user-friendly, touchscreen interface on a large, color display, and come equipped with bar code scanners to identify and track freight as it moves. Other rugged computer units can be mounted on the wall between terminal dock doors, where pickups and deliveries can be logged and accessed by both drivers and dock personnel. And Glacier tablet computers let you take processing power and wireless connectivity anywhere in the operation—and to keep track of the operation from anywhere you go.
The dock is a tough environment, of course, so Glacier’s rugged computers are built to protect your data and productivity. Our rugged computer hardware is sealed and designed to withstand impacts and temperature extremes, so it keeps working for you no matter what the conditions.