The Chicago Tribune’s Freedom Center prints, inserts and distributes over 40 different publications. The Freedom Center contains five floors of activity, from inbound-outbound docks for both trucks and rail, raw materials and finished goods warehousing, printing, inserting and packaging, and distribution.
The Freedom Center contains a multi-floor warehousing, printing and inserting application operating within very restricted spaces. The narrow aisles and busy floor level operations present challenges for forklift operators that must wind their way through the facility. Impacts can easily result in significant damage to products and assets, so The Chicago Tribune wanted to proactively monitor impacts so that immediate action can be taken to address an unsafe act or action when the impact occurs. The company wanted to be as responsive as possible while working to reduce impacts and learn more about how its trucks and operators were being utilized.