Supply chain sustainability efforts play an integral role in increasing productivity while reducing costs and environmental impact in an ever-changing, demanding delivery climate. In recognition of continued leadership in such sustainability initiatives, Yale Materials Handling Corporation earned a spot on the Inbound Logistics annual list of top 75 Green Supply Chain Partners (G75) for the seventh consecutive year thanks to its lithium-ion and hydrogen fuel cell power systems and telemetry solution.
The alternative power solutions offered by Yale include the first commercially available UL-recognized lithium-ion battery pack in the lift truck industry, a power solution that lasts twice as long as traditional lead acid batteries, helping reduce landfill waste and keep lift trucks moving more efficiently. Yale also offers lift trucks powered by hydrogen fuel cells, which produce zero harmful emissions.
“Supply chain sustainability is a critical principle of our innovation process at Yale, and this recognition validates our internal commitment and the efforts of the industries we serve,” says David McNeill, Manager of Product Strategy for Yale. “This alignment of sustainability and business interests produces solutions that reduce environmental impact while also enabling a substantive, positive effect on the bottom line.”
Yale Vision wireless asset management enables supply chain operations to track equipment and employees, which can uncover opportunities to eliminate waste, operate more efficiently and become more sustainable. For example, telemetry data can be leveraged to identify more efficient travel routes for reduced energy consumption.