Unit Loads

  • Kenneth B. Ackerman

Abstract

There are three basic materials handling principles that underlie the concept of unitization. They are:
  1. 1.

    For maximum economy, handle units as large as can be practically lifted and moved.

     
  2. 2.

    Materials should be handled as few times as possible.

     
  3. 3.

    Mechanical equipment should replace manual labor wherever possible.

     

Keywords

Unit Load Practical Handbook Material Handling Equipment Wood Pallet Forklift Truck 
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References

  1. 1.
    Most of this chapter was written by Bob Promisel, Management Consultant. It first appeared as Vol. 18, No. 1, Warehousing and Physical Distribution Productivity Report, 1983 Marketing Publications, Inc., Silver Spring, MD.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    This section from Norman E. Kuhl, Packaging Division Vice President, Adolph Coors Company. It first appeared as Vol. 19, No. 11, Warehousing and Physical Distribution Productivity Report, 1984 Marketing Publications Incorporated, Silver Spring, MD.Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Apple, James M., Materials Handling Systems Design. (New York: John Wiley & Sons.)Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1990

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  • Kenneth B. Ackerman

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