Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s SDCE 100 Top Supply Chain Projects list comprises the most innovative and transformative projects in the material handling industry. Yale Materials Handling Corporation earned its place on the list for its redesigned slotting strategy using specialized lift trucks forNature’s Best, a wholesaler of natural and organic products.
The Yale® MO25 multi-level order selector and slotting strategy gave Nature’s Best the ability to accommodate more SKUs without increasing its footprint or compromising throughput. Operators were able to increase pick height from six to ten feet and build entire orders often within a single aisle, eliminating unnecessary product touches and travel time. The Yale solution added 33-45 percent more pick positions, decreased operating costs by 25 percent and reduced the amount of required lift trucks and racking. These reductions are expected to save the company $2 million in labor alone over five years.
The SDCE 100 is an annual list of 100 great supply chain projects that shows how supply chain solution and service providers help their customers and clients achieve supply chain excellence. Yale continues to be a leader in the supply chain industry for its innovative solutions and products.