Forklifts have long been a staple in beverage warehouses. Yet, demand for new, sustainable technologies, like electric lift trucks, as well as the incorporation of the right combination of slotting and storage strategies to increase capacity and picking efficiency are driving the market.
Whether its craft beer, imported bottled water, cold-pressed juices or any of the other premium beverages gaining traction, market analysts have highlighted that consumers are willing to pay a premium price if they feel they are getting value-added benefits from a product.
In today’s fast-paced world, having the ability to communicate quickly and easily is important. This is especially true in beverage warehouse and distribution operations where time is money and using telematics to track the location, movement, status and behavior of beverage vehicles can help get the most bang for the buck.
Teletrac and Navman Wireless offers insights into new telematics options
June 29, 2015
As with any other form of technology, telematics solutions are always changing. From new devices to new software solutions, telematics suppliers are innovating to offer more effective and efficient solutions. Marco Encinas, product manager for Teletrac and Navman Wireless, Garden Grove, Calif., gives Beverage Industry insights to new innovations in telematics devices.
Zebra releases new software solutions, touch computers
May 12, 2015
Zebra Technologies Corp., Lincolnshire, Ill.,launched Mobility DNA today. Mobility DNA is a set of enterprise mobility software solutions that drives greater efficiencies and productivity for businesses, mobile workers and channel partners, the company says. Zebra also announced two new touch computers that expand the industry’s broadest portfolio of enterprise-class Android mobile computers.
At the beginning of a new year, it’s customary to look forward and imagine the future. In keeping with that tradition, let’s fast-forward five years into the future to look at the challenges and opportunities that managers will face with their 2020 fleets.
OptiDry drying solution allows operator to aim air flow for ideal drying, Ross adds HMIs for controlled mixing
June 16, 2014
Nordson Corp. announced the global release of its new ProBlue Liberty, an integrated tankless melter and multi-hose fill system that allows packagers to reduce waste, char, downtime and energy consumption on their production lines, the company says.
Because of GPS devices, drivers nowadays are used to being instructed to “turn right in 500 yards” or — for those a little more navigationally challenged — “make a legal U-turn when possible.” Beverage distributors are equipped with these advantages as well, but the latest telematics solutions offer some added perks to help drive efficiency, safety and more.