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What Does a Material Handling Systems Integrator Do and How Can It Benefit My Business?

Written By: Sky Hernandez

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

Bastian Solutions as systems integratorIf you’re wondering why you’ve been directed to a material handling systems integrator by an OEM or if you stumbled across a website in an attempt to learn more, then here’s some information on the benefits of a systems integrator and what you should expect.

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What is Hydraulic Lift Table Coasting and How Can It Be Prevented?

Written By: Greg Conner

Monday, June 8th, 2015

Issues with lift table coastingIt is often required that hydraulic lift tables stop at precise elevations. However, the phenomenon commonly referred to as lift table “coasting” can allow lift table platforms to continue past the intended stopping point. In this article, we’ll discuss the causes of lift table coasting, and how it can be prevented.

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5 Methods for Reducing Product Loss in Your Warehouse

Written By: Scott Ichikawa

Monday, May 12th, 2014

Reducing product lossThere are a few major concerns in distribution system design that need to be consistently addressed. One of the most critical cost concerns is financial waste through damaged product. In a post-recession era when companies are working to “stay lean”, managing product waste is a tangible area where capital investment can lead to great returns.

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Better Customer Service Means Being a Partner, Not a Source

Written By: Greg Ward

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

handshakeBastian has positioned itself in the past 60 years in a very unique way by aligning itself with good quality manufacturers: ones that work well with us and with whom we can have a good partnership. In this same manner, we do our best to provide good customer service by being a partner with each of our customers and not just a source for material handling equipment…

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Measure Twice, Cut Once: Getting the Most Out of Your System Data

Written By: Marvin Logan

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Getting the Most out of System DataIn junior high I’d taken a “Shop” class. Here I honed my love for building, creating and also learned a valuable life lesson: measure twice and cut once. I still find this adage helpful to this day, especially when helping new clients analyze their operations and prep for the future.

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