Sensors, Data Up Efficiency at Loading Docks

The pandemic has shed light on the importance of cutting-edge technologies and products among members of MHI’s Loading Dock Equipment Manufacturers. As supply chains have become even more critical during this time, LODEM members are aiding warehouse managers, grocers and other customers with a number of innovations, from IIoT technology to optimize operations—especially amidst labor shortages—to specialized products for cold storage facilities protecting essential food and pharmaceuticals, including COVID-19 vaccines.

E-commerce exploded during the pandemic, further elevating the significance of the supply chain—of which the loading dock is a critical link, said Brad Stone, director of engineering at MHI member Rite-Hite Products Corp. and current LODEM chair. To enhance loading dock operations, some LODEM members are now incorporating…

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