A game-changing solution to benchmark your fleet performance

The Challenge

Our partner was challenged by a pressing demand for more forklifts to meet growing customer expectations. Instead of rushing into hasty investment decisions, however, they were looking into finding data-driven management information to see whether the performance of the existing fleet is quantifiable. Our goal was to get access to, extract and evaluate all data available on forklift utilization rate, and provide the company with hard facts to identify weak points in order to improve overall fleet performance. 

Background

Industry
Electronic Manufacturing Service
Inventure solutions
FMS Gateway, CL-CAN sensor
Fleet size
~200
Forklift type
Still

The Solution

Our goal was to get access to, extract and evaluate all data availableon forklift utilization rate, and provide the company with hard facts toidentify weak points in order to improve overall fleet performance and optimizethe size of the fleet in a factory. To get the optimum result, we workedtogether with an indoor navigation and tracking company, and a datavisualization company.

First, we established key metrics to monitor. In the course of our task,we conducted a test run to check whether the forklift trucks can be used todetermine seat occupancy, battery level and other metrics extracted from theCAN network. Once the survey confirmed that the data can be retrieved, weadjusted the firmware required for proper operation. The extracted data wastransferred to the indoor module and also mounted on the forklift, whichtransferred it to the server of the data visualization company where the datawas processed and presented.

CL-CAN sensor

FMS gateway G2 plus

FMS Gateway

Results

The targets set in the preparatory phase of the project were fully met. Telematics data provided exact metrics on forklift utilization rates and gave insights into underlying reasons for downtime. Telematics data also reveal when a comprehensive training for operators is called for to improve driving behavior. This alone plays a significant role in reducing both damage costs and downtime. In short, forklift telematics can curb overall operating costs and provides hard facts to make informed business decisions. 

Summary

By implementing telematics solutions to monitor fleet performance, guesswork can be swept off the table for good. By providing accurate key performance indicators and identifying fleet performance issues, telematics data give full control of your fleet at all times.
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Metrics provided

Battery voltage
Vehicle identification
Deadman switch
Fork load
Gateway power supply voltage
Error lights
Vehicle Speed
Forklift Operation
Hours of operation
Disctance travelled
Utilization
Maintenance
Battery power
Battery power
Time to next service
Direction of movement
Vehicle headlight status
Fork lifting
Engine speed
Error code
Fork sinking
Brake pedal switch
Engine Coolant Temperature
Fork leaning angle
Parking brake status
Fork movement direction
Steering angle
Gas pedal position
Fuel consumed
Tank Level
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