Approaching Automated Handling

  • Kenneth B. Ackerman


Planning for warehouse automation is no different from planning for any other kind of capital improvement in the warehouse or in the production plant. Basically, the decision involves a weighing of costs and benefits, as well as considering the risk of failure versus the gain if the program is a success.


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  1. 1.
    This and the next five subsections are by Lee P. Thomas. They appeared in Vol. 2, No. 10 of Warehousing Forum, ©The Ackerman Co.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    From “Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems,” an article in “Logistics Today” by John Williams, director of the National Materials Handling Centre (National Materials Handling Centre, Cranfield, England, September 1982).Google Scholar

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