The Challenge of Variable Product Dimensions in Manufacturing: The furniture industry cannot do without extendable forks
Manufacturers of doors, cabinets, kitchens, furniture, and similar products 𝗳𝗮𝗰𝗲 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗻𝗴𝗲𝘀 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘃𝗮𝗿𝘆𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗱𝘂𝗰𝘁 𝗱𝗶𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀. Due to different pallet sizes, they 𝗰𝗮𝗻’𝘁 𝗿𝗲𝗹𝘆 𝗼𝗻 𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗸𝗹𝗶𝗳𝘁 𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗸𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗮 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗮𝗿𝗱 𝗹𝗲𝗻𝗴𝘁𝗵.
𝗦𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗮𝗿𝗱 𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗸𝘀 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗼𝗳𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗲𝗶𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗼𝗼 𝘀𝗵𝗼𝗿𝘁 𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗼𝗼 𝗹𝗼𝗻𝗴. If the forks are too long, they protrude beyond the back of the load, risking damage to the products or pallets behind. Conversely, if the forks are too short, the load becomes unbalanced, leading to pallets breaking and contents falling off.
Such damage leads to both direct and indirect costs. These 𝗰𝗼𝘀𝘁𝘀 𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗹𝘂𝗱𝗲, 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗲𝘅𝗮𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗲:
✅Returning damaged pallets or products to the packaging department.
✅Replacing damaged items.
✅Preparing damage reports, taking photos, etc.
✅Maintaining accurate inventory records.
✅Notifying customers about issues.
These issues result in additional costs (in terms of time) for the forklift operator and require extra time-consuming tasks from other staff members, ultimately costing more money.
𝗧𝗲𝗹𝗲𝘀𝗰𝗼𝗽𝗶𝗰 𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗸𝗹𝗶𝗳𝘁 𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗸𝘀, 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝟰𝟬 𝘆𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗲𝘅𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝗻 𝟭𝟬𝟬,𝟬𝟬𝟬 𝗞𝗢𝗢𝗜® 𝗥𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗵𝗙𝗼𝗿𝗸𝘀 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗱𝘂𝗰𝗲𝗱, 𝗾𝘂𝗶𝗰𝗸𝗹𝘆 𝗽𝗮𝘆 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗺𝘀𝗲𝗹𝘃𝗲𝘀. 𝗧𝗵𝗲𝘀𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗸𝗹𝗶𝗳𝘁 𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗮𝗰𝗵𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗯𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗻 𝘁𝗼 𝗲𝗻𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗲𝗳𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗰𝘆 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗿𝗲𝗱𝘂𝗰𝗲 𝗰𝗼𝘀𝘁𝘀.