Cheers to a New Year!

By Chris Aiello – Material Handling WholesalerI hope that everyone reading this is coming off a great 2022 and is ready to come out of the gate firing on all cylinders in 2023.   As I write this article, topics such as inflation, interest rates, economic outlook, supply chain, automation, technology, competition for talent, and electrification of the North American forklift fleet remain at the top of mind for many lift truck dealers.  These topics and their impact on our industry could be a column each on its own.  However, to kick off this New Year edition, I wanted to briefly touch on some of these topics. Supply Chain The hidden cost of variability in the supply chain was the topic of my column in the October edition.  There I posed a few questions: What is your dealership doing to diversify your offerings?  Are the various departments within your dealership working together to optimize purchases of inventory and products from your suppliers? READ FULL ARTICLE>>