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Yale Materials Handling Corp. was recently awarded a position in the 2014 Supply and Demand Chain Executive 100 for its work with natural foods distributor Nature's Best to improve overall warehouse efficiency.
Yale's MO25 multi-level order selector aided Nature's Best in implementing a new order-selecting methodology, increasing the number of unique stock-keeping units (SKUs) per square foot. The award was given in recognition of the project's scope, unique application of technology and business impact on Nature's Best.
"Yale's MO25 multi-level order selector continues to pile up the awards and accolades since its introduction a little more than a year ago," said David McNeill, warehouse products manager for Yale. "While we enjoy the recognition from the industry, the real reward is seeing the efficiency the MO25 provides in our customers' operations."
The Nature's Best distribution team partnered with Yale to evaluate the capabilities of the MO25 multi-level order selector in relation to their order fulfillment opportunities. By utilizing Yale's MO25, the team was able to deploy a variable height picking (VHP) methodology, increasing their pick height from 6 to 10 feet high. This flexibility has allowed Nature's Best to realize greater storage capacity, space utilization and picking efficiency, significantly decreasing operating cost.
The 2014 Supply and Demand Chain Executive 100 is comprised of supply chain solution and service providers who help their customers and clients achieve supply chain excellence. They have produced measurable return-on-investment gains through cost-cutting and increased efficiency, whether in warehouse, transportation, procurement sourcing or any other category in the end-to-end supply chain.
Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Yale Materials Handling Corp. markets a full line of materials handling lift truck products and services, including wireless asset management, fleet management, parts, financing and training. For more information, visit www.yale.com.