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A category of (low-lift and high-lift) trucks controlled by a walking operator, more commonly referred to as a pallet truck.

Walkie Rider
Same as a Walkie, but equipped for rider-operation as well as pedestrian control. Very popular for ground-level orderpicking off pallets.

Warehouse Management System
Software applications that allow management to have centralized control over day-to-day warehouse operations, including inventory locations and stock movement are called warehouse management systems (WMS). WMS tasks include control of the movement and storage of goods within a warehouse, processing the associated transactions such as shipping, receiving, putaway and picking. These systems help direct and optimize stock movement based on real-time information about the utilization of individual bins.

Wire Guidance
An electromechanical system that controls vehicle steering while tracking an energized guidewire secured in the floor.