Philadelphia Scientific introduces the Lean Battery Room
The forklift truck battery room has never been seen as of prime importance when compared to a warehouse's main business of storage and distribution. Usually, any problems there are looked on as relatively minor.
This viewpoint is based on a lack of understanding about the sheer amount of waste in the typical battery room. In fact, a poorly-run battery room actually creates waste throughout the entire warehouse, which in turn can lead to higher operating expenses and asset costs.
Operating expenses increase because batteries with low capacities mean staff have to make more trips to the battery room. Battery maintenance takes longer than it should and more time is spent changing or watering batteries rather than working productively. An unnecessarily high number of units in the battery room uses up valuable space too.
The Lean Battery Room eliminates these wastes and brings immediate efficiency and cost savings.