Optimize Your Warehouse Profits in 2017

Optimize Your Warehouse Profits in 2017

Think you’ve wrung all of the costs out of your warehousing or distribution center operation?  Take another look — even in the best-run operation, there’s generally still room to cut costs.  Any one of these ideas can produce thousands of dollars in savings. However, when combined into an overall cost-containment program they can often reduce costs by two, three or four times that amount.

KMH New Year’s Quick ROI Check List:


  • Target inventory accuracy
  • Pick a quality program and stick with it
  • Know what you are up against
  • Keep your processes simple
  • Examine your entire supply chain
  • Establish product traceability during the distribution life cycle
  • Get rid of excess inventory
  • Reconfigure racks
  • Minimize packaging


  • Optimize equipment use
  • Consider short-term rental
  • Evaluate leasing rather than buying


  • Consider a warehouse management system
  • Take full advantage of an existing WMS


  • Convert to high-efficiency lighting

At KMH we have a FREE Operational Audit to help you increase your ROI and show you how to implement it. Contact us to set an appointment and make 2017 your most profitable year yet!

IRS 179

Save 100% On Your Equipment

If you’ve been waiting to purchase new or used equipment for your company now is the time you can possibly get it for FREE. All you need to do is purchase your equipment and put it into use by December 31, 2016 – and we can help you with that.

How does that work?

The Senate voted to extend IRS Section 179 which allows businesses to write off up to 100% of the purchase price of new and used equipment. This Tax Break expires on January 1st, 2017 – so it will cost a whole lot more than free after that date.

At KMH we can help you decide what is the best fit for your purchase. Our Team will walk you through your options and you short and long term goals to make sure you purchase what will serve you best now and in the long run.

We can help you compare the needs of your business and which options will benefit you the most. With the Tax Break you won’t need to worry about scrimping on your most important items – you can invest in your future and get your money back at Tax Time.

IRS 179 Overview:

2016 Deduction Limit = $500,000

This deduction is good on new and used equipment, as well as off-the-shelf software. This limit is only good for 2016, and the equipment must be financed/purchased and put into service by the end of the day, 12/31/2016.

2016 Spending Cap on equipment purchases = $2,000,000

This is the maximum amount that can be spent on equipment before the Section 179 Deduction available to your company begins to be reduced on a dollar for dollar basis. This spending cap makes Section 179 a true “small business tax incentive”.

Bonus Depreciation: 50% for 2016

Bonus Depreciation is generally taken after the Section 179 Spending Cap is reached. Note: Bonus Depreciation is available for new equipment only.

Warehouse Management Systems

Increase Your ROI with a WMS

WMS (Warehouse Management System) solutions have been a standard in the area of warehouse process management in enterprises for many years now.  In practice, every newly constructed warehouse is launched with a WMS implemented.  At KMH we give you a FREE Operation Audit to make sure we have studied every area of your business and the best ways to increase your ROI in the shortest amount of time.  Your ROI (Return on Investment) is defined as a profitability ratio used to measure the effects of an investment within a specified period. Such an analysis makes it possible to identify potential areas of savings and to estimate the time needed for the return of the invested capital. We carefully demonstrate in the ROI analysis what essential actions should be made concerning your decision to implement a specific WMS solution and why.

Based on our 40+ years of experience working with customers, a WMS offers the sort of rapid ROI that might make you wonder – can I afford not to invest?  At KMH we estimate customers will see a full ROI in 12 months but in some instances it is a lot less.

Ways a WMS will add value to your supply chain:

Full real-time visibility of all your stock, orders, and processes

Using a WMS allows you to gain inventory and warehouse accuracy so they can reduce safety stock levels.

Satisfy customers

Having the right product to deliver to customers at the right time and to the right place helps increase sales by reducing short ships, shipping errors, and missed deliveries.

Make the best possible use of available warehouse space

Reducing time spent locating product as a result of accurate inventory and a WMS helps with associating equipment to areas of the warehouse and appropriate work spaces.

Using a WMS allows distributors to define storage areas and bin locations in the warehouse. The system then manages product storage using the rules established for the facility. A better organized warehouse yields space savings.

Improve workforce productivity and accountability

Labor savings come in numerous forms, using a WMS delivers benefits including productivity.

Reduce wear and tear

Pallet jacks, forklift trucks, man-up trucks, and other materials handling equipment experience tremendous wear and tear. Using a WMS provides benefits such as:

  • Efficient routing of activity throughout the warehouse
  • Consolidated activity, such as wave order picking and zero bin cycle counts
  • Associating equipment to areas of the warehouse and to appropriate work
  • Managing and enabling pickup and delivery, also known as drop points
  • Reducing time spent locating product as a result of accurate inventory

Call us today 888-564-7978 or please use the form below to set up a free Operation Audit so we can start helping you maximize your efficiency.

JAXPORT’s New Rail Terminal Is Open For Business

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – JAXPORT’s new $30 million Intermodal Container Transfer Facility is now officially open for business.

The ICTF provides on-dock rail service to JAXPORT’s North Jacksonville seaport terminals: the Blount Island Marine Terminal and the TraPac Container Terminal at Dames Point. The direct transfer of containers between vessels and trains speeds up the shipment process, offering shippers greater options and efficiencies.

The facility was constructed with $20 million in funding from the state of Florida and $10 million in federal TIGER-grant funds.

Rail that connects to CSX Transportation’s main line allows for two unit trains each day. Ceres Rail Services is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations.

Along with the deepening of Jacksonville’s harbor to 47 feet, the ICTF is one of several major capital projects at JAXPORT aimed at serving global cargo customers, increasing efficiency and contributing to the economic vitality of Northeast Florida.

KMH Systems Black November

Black Friday Deals All Month Long!


Shopping online with KMH Systems is easy, and you can order various items you need right away without having to make multiple orders.We pride ourselves on lowering your cost per unit shipped, and online orders is one of the ways KMH can help you manage your time efficiently. Placing orders with multiple vendors can be a hassle, one stop shopping for all your needs is a wiser use of your valuable time.

Pallet Jacks

Everything you need to make moving in your facility easier – from Overload bypass, reinforced forks, with rubber-coated handle Trucks, Pallet 2-stage or 3-stage telescoping masts and lift heights to Fully powered to electric pallet truck for easy and quick operation and hand trucks.

Hand Trucks

Easily store and access these simple, affordable and necessary hand trucks to make jobs easier for your team and your budget. Heavy duty, steel and folding hand trucks get the job done and keep costs down.

Dock Equipment

With a detailed list of sizes and differentials when you know what you want you can find what you need in our online catalog and order your dock equipment in a matter of minutes.


Get organized fast -in any way you prefer. From Stationary shelving to mobile carts and bin systems. Vertical organization is a great way to utilize whatever floor space you have.


Safety first. You can build a guard rail of almost any shape or size for protecting vehicles and people from heading in the wrong direction. Corner protectors, aisle barriers and even floor mounted rail guards are quickly shipped right to your door.

Work Benches

Efficient and convenient work tables can be strategically placed throughout your operation to give your team easy access to work benches to get tasks done without spending walking across the facility. Sorting, mailing, working and any bench or table that brings more flow to your operation is available at your fingertips.

Convenient and hassle free – so you can focus on what is really important to you and your business.

KMH combines everything you need into one easy catalog for you to be able to easily browse through dozens of different products you need with ease and you can shop from anywhere, any time. We have the variety you need and want at your fingertips and you can track your order after it is placed.

Values of Vision: Reduce Your Labor Costs

Labor costs killing your bottom line? Did you know that labor accounts for 72% of lift truck ownership expenses? Vision guided vehicles crush your labor challenges by providing an affordable an effective transport solution—no overtime or growing labor rates. VGVs handle the repetitive delivery of goods, leaving the value-added work to their human coworkers. Optimize workflow processes and cut costs out of your operation with consistent and efficient delivery of goods.

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If you would like to speak with a KMH representative in regards to how automated guided vehicles can reduce your labor costs and save you money please use the form below to submit your request or contact your local KMH Representative at 888-564-7978.

Doosan Forklifts

Doosan: Innovation, Convenience & Comfort

KMH is a proud dealer of all Doosan equipment – Doosan offers top class equipment based on environmentally-friendly products with low gas emission and noise and vibration.

With over 120 years of business experience, Doosan is driving innovation in 38 countries.  Doosan is made up of two Korean words. ‘Doo’ means a unit of grain, while ‘San’ means a mountain. Together, they mean ‘little grains that can build a mighty mountain’, suggesting that great things can be achieved when even the tiniest forces join together in a unified effort. The name represents the mission to harness the efforts of every individual to keep progressing until we reach our goal.

Doosan produces over 100 models of forklifts including engine and electric forklift trucks, reach trucks and warehouse equipment, covering most of material handling equipment range. All of our products are focused on reliability, operator convenience and comfort as well as powerful performance, enhancing performance and profitability.

Doosan Forklifts

Doosan Sit-down Electric Trucks

Doosan Sit-down Electric Forklifts are Compact forklifts that provide the best combination of performance, efficiency, and value on the market. Doosan’s AC Drive and Hydraulic technology on this family of trucks enhances your investment in equipment, personnel, and efficiency.

Doosan Forklifts

Doosan Walkie Pallet Trucks

Doosan Walkie Pallet Trucks are highly efficient and reliable forklifts with productivity enhanced features. Doosan’s BW-7 Series is packaged to take on loads from 3,300 lbs. to 6,500 lbs. and come equipped with some of the greatest standard features available in the forklift industry to date.

Doosan Forklifts

Doosan IC Cushion Forklifts

Doosan Cushion Tire Lift Trucks offer the ultimate combination of power and performance, reliability, operator comfort, and economy. This series of trucks provides a well balanced mix of enhanced technology, operator comfort refinements, performance efficiencies and serviceability advances which will help to increase productivity and lower your operating costs.

Doosan Forklifts

Doosan Pneumatic Forklifts

Doosan Pneumatic Lift Trucks are robust and durable forklifts to handle the toughest tasks in the most demanding of applications with speed, power, and efficiency. These trucks offer the ultimate combination of power and performance, reliability, operator comfort, and economy.

Doosan Forklifts

Doosan Hand Pallet Trucks

Meet Doosan’s NEW HPT28, our durable 5,500 lb capacity unit developed to meet your warehousing needs. Highly efficient and reliable forklifts with productivity enhanced features.

If you’re interested in additional information on any of the Doosan Forklift Series and or would like to request a quote, please use the form below to submit your request or contact your local KMH Representative at 888-564-7978.

Get The Reach & Reliable Performance You Need To Get The Job Done

There is a reason most of the world’s largest retailers chose Genie lifts. Genie offer a complete selection of lifts from manually operated to electric models with capacity and safety features that go from high-volume warehouse to city-center retail. Genie is one of the world’s biggest names in access platforms because of their quality of machines and with over 40 years of experience in the industry. Genie has an incredible product range which caters for the mass needs of construction businesses and workers that operate these machines.

They’re productive and efficient, allowing maximum workspace for larger loads and more workers. Genie rough terrain scissor lifts also enhance productivity by providing exceptional traction, speed and gradeability.

There Are Many Advantages:

  • Easily maneuverable
  • Reliable
  • More than one person can stand on the access platform
  • Capable of working at up to 12 meters
  • Scissor Lifts

Scissor Lifts

The ever-expanding line of Genie electric and rough terrain scissor lifts offers you unmatched performance and versatility — boosting work site productivity. Genie electric scissor lifts are exceptionally mobile, letting you maneuver in tight worksites.

Articulating Boom

Electric, bi-energy or engine-powered — for indoor, outdoor or rough terrain applications — there’s a Genie lift for every job. Genie articulating Z-booms provide the ultimate in versatility with up, out and over positioning capabilities for hard-to-access work areas.

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If you’re interested in additional information on any Genie Lifts  or products and or would like to request a quote, please use the form below to submit your request or contact your local KMH Representative at 888-564-7978.

Forklift Parts & Forklift Service

Over $1 Million Dollars of Parts Inventory

Never miss a beat. No matter what brand you have, or what problem you are facing, KMH can get you back up and running in no time. In today’s economy, maintenance and fleet management are our specialty and we utilize every possible avenue to cut costs and benefit your bottom line. KMH has a number of popular and effective cost-saving technologies to help streamline and improve the effectiveness of your operation.

With computer-generated parts schematics for all of our forklifts and over $1 million dollars of parts’ inventory in our network servicing all brands, KMH dispatches the right parts to our certified technicians ensuring maximum fleet uptime and productivity.

Are you spending too much on parts and service? Contact us and receive a free quote to see how we can lower your costs and increase your ROI.

We ship direct to your door and our team of Parts Specialists have over 50 years of combined experience. You can phone in your order, email or contact us via live chat – whatever is most convenient for you.

Professional Parts & Service Support For…

  • Nissan Forklifts
  • Crown Lift Trucks
  • Caterpillar Forklifts
  • Clark Forklifts
  • Toyota Lift Trucks
  • Hyster Lift Trucks
  • Mitsubishi Forklifts
  • Yale Forklifts
  • Raymond Lift Trucks
  • TCM Forklifts
  • Daewoo Forklifts
  • Allis Chalmers Forklifts
  • Baker Lift Trucks
  • Linde Forklifts
  • JCB Equipment

In need of Parts Support? If so, call us today 888-564-7978 or please use the form below to submit your parts request so we can start helping you maximize your efficiency and save you money on your parts!

Autocar Xspotter

“Always Up” – Autocar Xspotter

“Always Up®” isn’t just some fancy promise – it’s a state of mind. It’s what you want. It’s what we live. Who’s up first in the mornings? The sun. The early birds. The hardest workers. And the hardest working trucks.”

First In Safety

From powertrain performance, to cab safety and durability, to interior ergonomics, to cab suspension design, Autocar continues to lead the way!

Offering the best turning radius is just the beginning. We keep your operators safe with our unmatched 360 degree visibility, huge pantographic windshield wipers, largest rear door entry/exit, aggressive foot grip surfaces, heavy duty stout cab frame, well positioned grab handles inside and out, and Autocar’s “safety hook system” which eliminates moving semi-trailer drops.

Extra-large foot grips on the walking surfaces and large, highly visible grab handles strategically placed around the cab, and large cab doors designed for today’s largest operators. Smart ergonomics, safer ingress/egress, and more to let your operators focus on the job.


Exclusive four-point premium cab air suspension which works in combination with our advanced 14K heavy duty spring and gas shocks, to protect your operator from neck and back discomfort.

Deluxe Cab Space

Smart ergonomics, safer ingress/egress, and more to let your operators focus on the job. Premium climate control.

Designed For Productivity

Made for getting the job done fast, right, safe – huge operator space to get in and out comfortably, the tallest and widest door openings, more glass and fewer blind spots, premium cab suspension system, extra powerful AC system, easy effort steering, the tightest turning radius, and more.

Yard Truck Advantages

1) Yard trucks are smaller units which are more maneuverable & agile (116″ wheelbase)
2) Yard trucks use 160-220 hp engines, making them much more fuel efficient
3) The yard trucks hydraulic fifth wheel saves time – no cranking trailer dolly wheels
4) Yard trucks use automatic transmissions, saving clutch related maintenance
5) Time savings for hook and unhook procedures are about 3:1 compared w/ road tractor

Interested in more information or quote on a Yard Truck? Call us today 888-564-7978 or please use the form below to set up a free Operational Audit so we can start helping you maximize your efficiency.

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