For maximum economy, handle units as large as can be practically lifted and moved.
Materials should be handled as few times as possible.
Mechanical equipment should replace manual labor wherever possible.
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- 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.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
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