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Philadelphia Scientific launches

Philadelphia Scientific, a leading international manufacturer of industrial battery components and accessories, has unveiled a new website, www.LeanBattery-
, designed to help warehouses and distribution centers (DCs) reduce waste, increase productivity and reduce costs in the battery room. The site, a companion to the company’s website, will serve as a source of information on battery room operation and maintenance techniques that can improve the room’s overall performance.

The new website currently provides access to a free tool, Battery Tracker®, an online service that enables users to quantify the run time of their batteries. Battery Tracker will help users identify weak batteries, a leading cause of poor productivity in the battery room. The site will also eventually provide educational and technical information on proper battery maintenance.

According to Harold Vanasse, vice president of sales and marketing for Philadelphia Scientific, surprising efficiencies and cost savings can be achieved in the battery room. “The battery room is the last frontier for the implementation of Lean thinking in the warehouse and DC,” Vanasse said. “It has not been considered a source of significant waste because battery room operating and maintenance practices have not been adequately analyzed.”