Pittsburgh, PA -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/18/2014 -- In the whitepaper "Forklift-Free: Driving Safety and Profitability” the assertion is made that forklift-free environments drive cost reduction in plant operations. Beyond safety and lean manufacturing, forklift-free environments drive down cost normally incurred from labor wages, medical costs and training expenses, as well as expenditures suffered from facility, equipment, and unsaleable product damage due to forklifts.
Forklift operators require expensive labor, approximately $62,000 per year to operate the machinery in the U.S. and €60,000 in Europe. Derek Cribley, Director of Systems Engineering at Bastian Solutions explained, “Increasing labor costs combined with the availability of a steady workforce can make it difficult for companies to maintain enough trained forklift operators. High turnover rates also create an expensive training regimen as operators come and go.”
The whitepaper includes an intensive thought-provoking analysis and objective data about employee injuries and deaths, cost burdens associated with forklift accidents and citations. There is also information about high labor wages, expensive training programs, and scarce labor availability and manufacturers' unsaleable rates.
The information included examines lean alternative for manned forklift transport as part of continuous process improvement strategies.
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