The installation of an automatic docking system helps speed up the delivery of merchandises tenfold, or even faster. This is one of the main reasons most logistics companies utilising this system are enjoying larger revenues compared when they were running their operations with a traditional forklift fleet. Here are the top reasons you should consider abandoning the traditional warehouse system:
No More Forklift Fleet
As its main purpose is served, a forklift fleet’s operation is effectively eliminated by an automated loading and unloading system. This means a reduction in operational costs, as there will no longer be a need to maintain and repair trucks. Docking systems are less expensive to maintain and have a longer lifespan.
Additional Income and Savings
In return, these forklift trucks can be sold to other logistics companies that might still find them useful in their operations. As for the manpower behind these trucks, they can be reassigned to other operations that need additional help. For that reason, you will not need to hire new people in the long run, saving you more money in the process.
Based on studies, the speed of loading and unloading of merchandises is more than 10 times faster than the traditional way of lifting the products to and from using forklift trucks. The result is that delivery trucks have less idle waiting time and make more trips. This could only mean two things: fewer trucks to use in the delivery and more clients because you can now serve them more efficiently.
In addition, there are other factors that will surely make your decision to upgrade to an automated docking system. For instance, you can say goodbye to demurrage charges simply because the operation is now faster. Another is having a bigger space left behind by the forklift fleet and its pathways. But more importantly, you stay true to your promise of delivering merchandises in the most efficient way.