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Four Key Aspects of Material Handling

Nov 8, 2012 | Blog

Automotive Parts Storage Systems

Material handling is a term used often in our industry, but what exactly does it mean?  There are four crucial aspects that account for what it is.

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1. MOTION/SPEED

Moving parts, products or units in the most efficient manner

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1. SPACE

Warehouse and plant space is a major industrial problem, since space costs money, space requirements play an important role in the development of a material handling system. The parts or units have to be handled efficiently, all while conforming to space.

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2. TIME

Each step in any manufacturing process requires that the parts or supplies are on hand at the right place at the right time. It becomes an integral part of planning and scheduling the manufacturing process.

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4. QUANITITY

The rate of demand varies between operations and steps in the manufacturing process. It also has the responsibility of delivering the industry’s production requirements in the proper amount or quantity of units for orderly, efficient production.

Now that you know what material handling is all about be sure to visit us at www.pacline.com for more in-depth information on all our material handling solutions!

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