The Grizzled Warrior

Boosting Productivity

Material Handling Industry (MHI) recently released its annual industry report for 2023.

Titled “The Responsible Supply Chain: Transparency, Sustainability, and the Case for Business,” the report gives us a window to present The Yard Ramp Guy to you as a case for our business helping your business.

From the report’s Technology Innovation section:

“This year’s survey, which received over 2,000 responses from supply chain leaders around the world, continued to highlight 11 key technology innovations that are reshaping the global supply chain industry:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Blockchain
  • Cloud Computing & Storage
  • Driverless Vehicles & Drones
  • Internet of Things
  • Inventory & Network Optimization
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Robotics & Automation
  • Sensors & Automatic Identification
  • Wearable & Mobile Technology
  • 3D Printing

Inventory & Network Optimization is where we’ve come in, time and again since 2011, to assist with that streamlining of a responsible supply chain.

The yard ramp weighs a ton (or three). You need a forklift and operator to move it around. Yet, the yard ramp is a tireless workhorse that rarely complains. It’s an established innovation that helps you move your innovations and products, with provisions for safety and efficiency.

The yard ramp is mostly steel. The only technology involved with the ramp itself might have involved the techniques used to forge the steel and the systems employed (by, say, freight companies and GPS tracking systems) to get your ramp delivered. After that, it’s all steel and maybe some rubber wheels.

The pandemic gave people and industries pause. From all the glitches in supply chains as a result of those events, the MHI report paints a portrait that has our businesses focusing on supply chain technology and innovation.

Yard ramp designs and construction have evolved over time, and no doubt they’ll evolve again.

Still . . . steel.

In our listings, we describe our inventory that we’ve classified “Good” as showing its age and use as a grizzled warrior. Regardless of condition, that’s how a yard ramp tends to perform, especially when surrounded by all the technology.

Check our listings. Then use your technology to contact us about helping boost your productivity with a ton (or three) of steel.