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GPS added to Yale’s wireless asset manager

Steve Rogerson
April 15, 2015
North Carolina-based Yale Materials Handling has added a GPS feature to its Yale Vision wireless asset management system. The GPS enhancement adds a heightened layer of monitoring to track lift truck fleet movement and impact locations, providing actionable real-time data to help optimise materials handling operations.
The feature tracks the operation and location of a user’s lift trucks, allowing warehouse and distribution managers to monitor operations as they happen and make changes or take action as needed. The GPS data extracted from lift truck routes can also provide insights about high-risk collision areas and route efficiency to influence informed decisions about facility layout and high traffic areas.
“Yale’s new GPS feature is a game changer for fast paced supply chain operations,” said Steven LaFevers, telematics manager at Yale. “Its satellite-based technology allows Yale Vision customers to know what their lift trucks are doing, where they have been and any faults that have occurred – invaluable data that afford informed and immediate decisions to be made.”
Yale Vision is a flexible wireless asset management system that helps operations manage costs, protect assets and optimise productivity by monitoring various metrics, including idle time, safety procedures and impacts. Users can track truck performance information by the individual driver, providing labour management data and controlled access to keep untrained personnel from operating equipment. This increased operator accountability can improve driving behaviour and reduce equipment damage and repair cost.