If the forklift is a warehouse's lifeblood, then technologies such as onboard microcomputers and radio frequency devices are at the heart of what's pumping it at top efficiency. Stand-alone RF devices mounted on forklifts are "talking" with computer mainframes and delivering on-line inventory control capabilities. Armed with such "just in time" data, these devices are guiding equipment operators' moves to maximize efficiency in product picking, sorting and put-away tasks, retailers told SN. ...

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