Objectives of Material Handling in Production and Operation Management

Following are the objectives of material handling:

  1. Minimise cost of material handling.
  2. Minimise delays and interruptions by making available the materials at the point of use at right quantity and at right time.
  3. Increase the productive capacity of the production facilities by effective utilisation of capacity and enhancing productivity.
  4. Safety in material handling through improvement in working condition.
  5. Maximum utilisation of material handling equipment.
  6. Prevention of damages to materials.
  7. Lower investment in process inventory.

Source: KumarAnil, Suresh N. (2009), Production and operations management, New Age International Pvt Ltd; 2nd Ed. edition.

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