Materials Handling Handbook

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McGraw-Hill, 1999 - Technology & Engineering - 768 pages
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Your hands-on guide to materials handling and product movement methods for today's competitive facilities. With your staff, let this book show you how to dramatically improve the movement of materials in any warehouse, distribution, or manufacturing facility. This book will introduce you to the latest methods for designing, organizing, operating, and maintaining a state-of-the-art materials handling/product movement system. You'll learn about horizontal and vertical transportation techniques for items of all sizes--and get full details on inventory control...identification systems...cost selection...product security...the use of consultants...and much more. This essential logistics tool features: insights and tips from plant and warehouse pros that will make your materials handling operations more efficient and cost effective; scores of illustrations, forms, and tables to assist you in developing product movement strategies that can be implemented immediately; complete information on the requirements of manual, mechanized, and automated systems.

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