Modern Materials Handling: Planning for peak
There’s no time quite like peak, regardless of how long it lasts. Upfront maintenance planning is essential to making it through with as little downtime as possible. And so is ownership of the challenge by your tech teams to keep all equipment—from lift trucks to automated systems—humming when the orders never seem to stop.
Everyone knows forecasts are always wrong. However… When it comes to peak periods, a wrong forecast is not nearly as debilitating as a maintenance failure that shuts down equipment for any period of time. Whether peak is a few months, weeks or days, maintenance has to be up to date and out of the way of operations for the duration, regardless of the forecast’s precision. Crunch time is crunch time.