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Logistics Management, 2nd Edition by Vinod V. Sople

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5

Material Handling Systems: For Exploiting Productivity Potential in Logistics

After reading the chapter, the students should be able to understand:

  • Role of material handling in logistics
  • Types of material handling systems and their features
  • Selection criteria for material handling systems and equipments

Material handling cannot be avoided in logistics, but can certainly be reduced to a minimum level. The productivity potential in logistics can be exploited by selecting right type of handling equipment. The selection of material handling equipment cannot be done in isolation with storage system. In fact, the investment in material handling ...

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