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The 10 principles of material handling

This document describes the 10 principles of material handling. These principles provide guidelines to consider when designing material handling systems.

Categories: Automation, Facility Layout and Network Design, Material Handling, Sustainability, Workforce and Ergonomics
Purpose: Guidelines & Principles


Equipment Guidelines

This document provides an overview of different types of material handling equipment. It contains typical operating specifications for the equipment

Categories: Automation, Material Handling
Purpose: Guidelines & Principles


Worker Centric Warehouses: A Manifesto

Worker-Centric Warehousing (WCW) puts the worker at the center of the design and asks, “What should the warehouse look like?”

Categories: Facility Layout and Network Design, Logistics and Transportation, Material Handling
Purpose: Guidelines & Principles


Material Handling Costing

In this module, students will use rules-of-thumb to provide an estimate of how much a material handling system will cost.

Categories: Facility Layout and Network Design, Material Handling
Purpose: Classroom Modules


Number of AGVs: An Experiential Learning Based Exercise

By using this module, students will learn about automated guided vehicles (AGVs) and AGV Systems (AGVS). In particular, after being

Categories: Automation, Material Handling, MH/Supply Chain Software
Purpose: Classroom Modules


Introduction to Order Profiling

Here is an overview of what files are included in the Order Profiling ZIP file: CM_OFC_Order_Profiling_Intro.doc CM_OFC_Order_Profiling_Intro.ppt CM_OFC_Order_Profiling_Homework.doc CM_OFC_Order_Profiling_HW_Data.xls This

Categories: Facility Layout and Network Design, Logistics and Transportation
Purpose: Classroom Modules


Split-Case Sorting

This lecture resource is provided as an accompaniment to the paper by Eric Johnson and Russell Meller on Split-Case Sorting

Categories: Automation, Material Handling, MH/Supply Chain Software
Purpose: Lecture Resources


Order Picking

This lecture covers analytical models for order picking, including constructing picking tours and batching orders. The author covers the pick

Categories: Automation, Facility Layout and Network Design, Material Handling
Purpose: Lecture Resources


Storage Configuration

This lecture covers several topics in configuring storage areas, including the concepts of random, dedicated, and class-based storage. The author

Categories: Facility Layout and Network Design, Logistics and Transportation
Purpose: Lecture Resources


Designing a Fast Pick Area

How to configure a fast-pick area in a warehouse. The lecture covers Bartholdi & Hackman’s theoretical fluid model, which shows

Categories: Material Handling
Purpose: Lecture Resources


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