00:01 Speaker 1: We’re in Park City just outside Wichita, which is considered the air capital of the world. We’ve had a lot of airplane manufacturers here: Boeing, Spirit. A lot of airplane history in the Wichita area.
00:13 Speaker 2: We warehouse aluminium, we do cut it all down to size, and we send it out to any customer out in the world, which right now we have several hundred of them. We have 26 forklifts, they are constantly running. We’ve even had to create part of our warehouse, what we call the highway, and it’s specifically developed for forklift travel.
00:31 Speaker 1: A couple of years ago we’d come in and there’d be two or three forklifts in the shop, some of them would need some extensive repairs. Last year, we started bringing in these Toyotas, forklifts in the shop, very reliable forklifts.
00:42 Speaker 2: We’ve noticed a dramatic drop in what we’re spending on forklift repairs, which ultimately hits the bottom line if you’re able to save a lot of money by utilizing the T-Matics system.
00:53 Speaker 3: The T-Matics system gives the operations the ability to have that end-to-end experience knowing exactly which operator is on the forklifts, and they understand what’s going on from the minute that person logs into the lift to the minute they log off of that lift.
01:07 Speaker 1: Before an operator can start it, he has to check various points that we decide, and if he comes across something that’s not right it’ll lock the forklift down until maintenance comes, looks at it, fixes it, and then puts it back into service. T-Matics report, I can look at that, I can see how the operators are doing, and I can hold them accountable for the impacts that they’ve caused or their driving or, on the other hand, I can praise them for driving well.
01:31 Speaker 4: Whenever we have people not following those best practices, we’re able to look at it as, is it a process, is it an area, is it a specific truck, or is it a specific employee?
01:42 Speaker 1: We spend a lot more time working on our machines, a lot less time working on the forklifts. Overall the Toyota T-Matics system makes our job a lot easier in maintenance.
01:51 Speaker 3: It’s exciting for Toyota and T-Matics to work with partners like ThyssenKrupp to be able to supply the aerospace industry.
01:58 Speaker 4: At the end of the day, it’s great to work at a place that, no matter how small, what we do here affects the bigger picture and puts planes in the air for the people flying them every day.
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