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The Lean Sustainable Supply Chain: How to Create a Green Infrastructure with Lean Technologies by Robert Palevich

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14. Material Handling Technology, Voice Pick, and Pick to Light Technologies

Material handling is the movement, placing, and lifting of goods using tools or equipment to help the worker. The equipment ranges from hand-held UPC guns to forklifts, Automatic Guided Vehicles (AGV), and ultimately the Automatic Storage and Retrieval Equipment (AS/RS). Material handling is used to automate logistics in the receiving, picking, or packing process.

In the logistics automation process, subsidiary software fully automates the logistics process. The software ties in the hardware and software processing and allows for communication between the hardware and the computer. Broadly defined as Supply Chain Management and Enterprise Integration Software, the solutions ...

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