5 Must-Have Material Handling Apps


Apps are designed to pass the time, entertain us, educate us, and make our lives more convenient. Did you know that certain apps can increase workplace safety and efficiency? What if you could control your MHE inventory with your phone? We sought out the answers to those questions and as it turns out, you can!

When you type “forklifts” into your app store, chances are you will be met with a ton of games and simulators. When you aren’t busy doing unspeakable forklift tricks with your app, check out some of these innovative material handling apps that are designed to provide you with a wealth of knowledge and management options for your needs.

OSHA Safety

Though this is not an official OSHA app, it has everything you need to know to make sure your operation is running safely and legally for the General Industry – Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 1910 Regulations. Almost anything you need to know about workplace safety lies within this app.

Best of all, you can search for regulations by industry. Once you have downloaded the app, you can access safety information without a WiFi connection.

Stability Technology is the company in charge of keeping it up-to-date and they suggest that you should not rely solely on this app for training or understanding of OSHA regulations.

Inbound Logistics Magazine & Supply Chain Planner

Get industry specific news, history, how-tos, best practices, research and support right to your phone. The Inbound Logistics Magazine app covers topics like supply chain management, trucking, warehousing, 3PL logistics, global trade, and more. The app also helps you manage your business by providing relevant best practices and decision-making tips for your warehouse.

Forklift Inspection App

This app is a dream come true for MHE inspectors. The Forklift Inspection App allows you to use ready-made templates to enable detailed forklift inspections – all you need is a mobile device with a functioning camera. Once the form is completed, it is saved locally on your device and the program generates a PDF and Excel file with the information.

With this app, you will be able to sync collected data across multiple platforms, check all components and assemblies, indicates problems or repairs that need to be instated, collect important machine data, and more.

It gets better – you can share the completed inspection documents through popular file sharing software like DropBox, GoogleDrive, and OneDrive.

EPRI Lift Truck

The EPRI Lift Truck app calculates total cost of ownership for MHE based on many variables – fuel efficiency, electric or IC, truck capacity, purchase price, operating hours, maintenance costs, and more.

WithoutWire Warehouse Management System

Warehouse managers now have the ability to manage inventory in a savvy, thorough way. The cloud-based WithoutWire app is a full-featured WMS inventory management interface that allows you to track lot, serial, and expirations, provides real-time KPIs, and more. The app integrates with the latest technology from Microsoft Azure, as well as Microsoft SQL Server Reporting.

The pick/pack/ship function is great for reducing overhead while enabling increased efficiency with your orders. Regardless of your pick order, the app will help you get materials out the door in a timely fashion.

Best of all, WithoutWire also provides the user with visibility to the inbound overseas containers, as well as outbound inventory that has yet to reach its end destination.

We might not have an app, but we can help make your warehouse more efficient by helping you choose the best wholesale material handling equipment for your business needs, or by clearing the books of your overstock. Contact us today to discuss your MHE buying/selling options.

*Safety should be your #1 priority when operating MHE or working in a space where MHE is in use. Do not operate a forklift while using a smartphone. If you are using your smartphone in a setting where MHE is involved, be sure you are aware of your surroundings at all times.