This book is the first of a series on materials handling scheduled for publication by the Department of Industry's Committee for Materials Handling. It provides a basic grounding in the subject, and will be of value to managers in industry, distribution, transport and allied areas who need to know about the handling of materials. The book is divided into three broad sections, the order and content of which ensure that the reader is introduced to the various aspects of the subject in context. The first (chapter 1) deals with the analysis of materials handling and associated plant-layout problems, and with the definition of solutions to these problems. Some, but certainly not all, of the solutions will involve the use of equipment. This aspect of materials handling - the uses and limitations of the major categories of handling equipment - is covered in the second section of the book (chapters 2-8). The third section (chapters 9-11) is concerned with the relevance of four important industrial functions associated with materials handling: transport, warehousing, maintenance and safety. Selected bibliography refers the reader to sources of detailed information on the various topics dealt with.

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    Her Majesty's Stationery Office

    Atlantic Ho, Holborn Viaduct
    London EC1P 1BN,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Mundy, J R
    • Harris, N D
    • Dovey, R F
    • Pemberton, A W
    • Webb, J S
    • Whitley, R L
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 163 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00196528
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0 11 511747 4
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 28 1979 12:00AM