Jungheinrich® Tool Simplifies Forklift Buying Process
(Archive News Story - Products mentioned in this Archive News Story may or may not be available from the manufacturer.)
Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America, Inc.
2121 W. Sam Houston Pkwy. N.
Houston, TX, 77043
Press release date: August 15, 2011
Order Picking Selection Tool Guides Users to Customized Solution
HOUSTON - Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (MCFA) today debuts the "Order Picking Solutions from Jungheinrich" product selector tool, designed to help warehouse professionals select the right forklift equipment for their application. The tool can be found online at www.jungheinrich-lift.com/orderpicker.
Choosing the right order picker for the job is a crucial component to the success of a distribution center or warehouse. While factors such as order picking method, warehouse layout and aisle size impact overall productivity, lift truck equipment also plays a major factor. According to a recent study released by the Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC), order picking accuracy and efficiency are some of the most important operational performance metrics used by warehouse professionals when evaluating their supply chain performance.
"In a tight economy, choosing the wrong equipment can have serious financial ramifications," said Perry Ardito, general manager of the Jungheinrich Warehouse Product Group at MCFA. "With such a vast range of warehouse products to choose from, selecting the right lift truck can be an overwhelming process. The Order Picking Solutions tool helps customers narrow their forklift selection based on their application's specific needs."
The Order Picking Solutions tool guides customers through a series of short questions regarding the customer's specific needs, including capacity, aisle width, picking height, required shifts and picking type. Based on the answers, the tool provides a recommended forklift solution for the customer to consider. Once a result is revealed, customers can view in-depth information about the chosen lift truck.
Possible solutions are selected from Jungheinrich's wide array of order picking options, including:
o Low-Level Order Picker
o Mid-to-High Level Order Picker
o High-Level Order Picker
o Walkie End-Riders
o Walkie Pallet Trucks
o Turret Trucks
o Tow Tractors
For more information and to begin the order picker selection process, visit www.jungheinrich-lift.com/orderpicker.
Leading Provider of Warehouse Product Solutions
Jungheinrich® ranks among the world's leading brands for material handling equipment, specializing in warehousing and narrow aisle lift trucks. Through a manufacturing and distribution agreement with Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (MCFA), Jungheinrich lift trucks are distributed through MCFA's extensive dealer network in North America. MCFA also manufactures a number of Jungheinrich branded forklifts for distribution in the North American market. Jungheinrich's North American product offering includes electric counterbalanced, narrow aisle and walkie forklift products with capacities ranging from 2,000 to 15,400 pounds. For more information on Jungheinrich, please visit www.jungheinrich-lift.com, www.facebook.com/jungheinrichlift, www.twitter.com/jungheinrichna, www.youtube.com/jungheinrichamerica or call 1-877-JH-FORKS (1-877-543-6757).