9. Packaging and Material Handling
Faculty of Industrial Engineering, Amirkabir University, Tehran, Iran
As a function, material handling and packaging is one of five interrelated functions of logistics that contributes to a large part of the overall logistics. Material handling includes the movement, storage, control, and protection of materials, products, and packaged goods throughout the process of manufacturing, distribution, and disposal. Packaging is an important function, enclosing materials and products for distribution and movement. This chapter deals with the physical handling of products or packaged products and describes the main topics of them. For designing a material-handling system, it is important to answer ...