This paper presents the development of materials handling as a service function. It is always performed for some end-result other than handling itself, the most common being service to product and distribution. There are three main categories of materials handling systems that exist in plant operations--systems for in-coming materials, systems for in-process materials, and systems for out-going materials. These are discussed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Joint Materials Handling Conference, Pittsburgh, Pa., Sept. 19-21, 1973.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Rowan, M J
  • Publication Date: 1973-7

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  • Pagination: 11 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00054751
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: #73-MH-5
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 24 1974 12:00AM