Beverage

Condensing footprints, increasing SKUs

Online beverage sales are expected to quadruple by 2023 – increasing smaller, frequent deliveries . Are you meeting increasing demands?

Challenges

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The consumer-driven dynamic is straining beverage applications – both in the facility and on the delivery route.

SKU Proliferation

Unprecedented levels of beverage SKUs are entering the market – an item out-of-stock is still not an option.

How can you take charge of the invasion?

  • Use variable height picking processes to increase SKU capacity
  • Place slower-moving SKUs above faster-moving ones for efficient access to frequently picked items
  • Add case flow lanes to pick lines to accommodate more SKUs
Beat the SKU influx

Delivery expectations

Urbanization is increasing; forcing drivers to squeeze more stops into tighter delivery windows.

How can you tackle smaller, more frequent deliveries?

  • Stay charged longer and up to 2x faster with lithium-ion batteries
  • Help to empower your operator with greater maneuverability in tight spaces
  • Reduce stress and stabilize loads to help optimize control and operator confidence
Increase efficiency

Food safety

Protect your operations from contamination and meet growing regulatory pressures.

How are you making safety non-negotiable?

  • Reduce bacteria absorption by using impenetrable materials   
  • Achieve greater transparency to help isolate concerns to reduce product loss
  • Utilize food-grade lubricants that are USDA inspection ready and non-toxic
Ease sanitation concerns

Labor retention

Finding qualified labor is tough – retain your top talent and reduce turnover.

How can you retain talent and reduce turnover?

  • Redirect workers to more value-added tasks by deploying robotic solutions
  • Offer advanced ergonomic lift truck solutions to help reduce musculoskeletal problems related to operation
  • Use telematics to simplify checklists and reinforce positive behavior
Automate repetition

Tight profit margins

Heightened competition is increasing pricing pressures, resulting in lower margins.

Want to increase profitability and bring more to the table?

  • Automate repetitive tasks and help reduce operating costs
  • Right-size your fleet, reduce administrative costs and extend useful life of equipment
  • Utilize solutions to help reduce picking costs and increase pallets moved per hour
Drive greater results

Solutions

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Proven Approaches

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Innovations designed to help increase operational efficiency and achieve next level performance.

New Belgium tackles keg line challenges

Enhanced fuel efficiencies, beneficial add-ons and optimal mix of forklifts allowed this brewery to go from 0 barrels to 250,000 in less than 2 years.

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B&B Distributors get the job done

Get the job done while reducing downtime and optimizing loading trucks, unloading inbounds and delivering to stores.  Dependable fleet solutions for every part of your operation from factory to delivery and in the hands of your customers.

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How “Disneyland of Dairy” increased throughput

The race is on to meet increasing demands to bring more products to retailers and to the hands of your customers, while maintaining freshness standards and food safety regulations.

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Reduce energy costs and help maximize productivity

Discover how telematics and fleet management can help increase uptime and substantially lower total cost of ownership of your lift trucks.

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Deliver high turning products with confidence

It is critical that operators are confident and comfortable when maneuvering products on tailgates and through tight aisles to retailers and often in the presence of customers.

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Impenetrable materials

Now more than ever, it is vital to follow safety guidelines to prevent and protect against contamination with closed cell, non-porous materials. With increasing efforts to boost sanitation and disinfection, closed cell rubber and engineered composites allow for thorough surface sanitization of equipment through non-porous cells.

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