There are increasing challenges in the ‘new normal’ for the food industry with the COVID-19 pandemic rapidly changing the food industry landscape. A recent survey shows labour shortage, lack of rental availability and high costs of maintenance as some of the top challenges in the food industry.
However, now is the time for food applications to turn their greatest challenges into opportunities with forward-thinking solutions from Hyster.
Food industry materials handling challenges
We know that food manufacturers, suppliers and essential food retailers have been responding rapidly and acting around the clock to meet changing customer needs in response to new consumer behaviour amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
For many food businesses, finding qualified people is becoming increasingly difficult – in fact our recent survey suggests 39% of food distributors describe finding skilled people as their biggest challenge. Even before the COVID-19 crisis, filling open positions was difficult and now as supply chains are pressed to move even more products, faster, retaining highly skilled people has become the top priority.
Other top challenges in the sector include lack of rental fleet availability, high cost to operate and maintain the current fleet, availability, or lead time of new trucks, under utilised equipment, and productivity concerns. Are you prepared to meet these challenges?
Read our latest white paper to discover solutions for your food industry operations
Why materials handling operators matter
Operators take pride in their work and want to achieve at higher levels. Whether picking in the warehouse with Hyster® Pallet Trucks, Stacker Trucks and Order Pickers, or direct store delivery using Hyster® forklifts, operators work against the clock to meet ever increasing consumer demands.
How can forward-thinking solutions from Hyster help you to retain hard to find talent and reduce turnover?
And can these Hyster® materials handling solutions help your food sector business to overcome other challenges?
Download the white paper now to find out.