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Design for X pp 230-244 | Cite as

Design for Storage and Distribution

  • B. Gopalakrishnan
  • S. Chintala
  • S. Adhikari
  • G. Bhaskaran

Abstract

This chapter analyzes the concepts related to product design for effective product storability and retrieval for distribution and describes the use of computer based systems for implementation in a concurrent engineering environment. The product design function and the manufacturing function are far apart from the storage, retrieval, and distribution functions in terms of the product life cycle. However, they have a significant impact on product storability and retrieval for distribution in terms of the costs attributable to the storage infrastructure as well as to materials handling activities. As products are often packaged as units for distribution, the product design parameters influence the unit design aspects.

Keywords

Material Handling Unit Load Concurrent Engineering Space Utilization Material Handling System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Gopalakrishnan
  • S. Chintala
  • S. Adhikari
  • G. Bhaskaran

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