56. Material-Handling Systems

  1. Gavriel Salvendy Ph.D. professor founding editor founding chair member scientist Honorary Doctrate Fellow
  1. Yavuz A. Bozer Co-Director

Published Online: 5 DEC 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470172339.ch56

Handbook of Industrial Engineering: Technology and Operations Management, Third Edition

Handbook of Industrial Engineering: Technology and Operations Management, Third Edition

How to Cite

Bozer, Y. A. (2001) Material-Handling Systems, in Handbook of Industrial Engineering: Technology and Operations Management, Third Edition (ed G. Salvendy), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470172339.ch56

Editor Information

  1. School of Industrial Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

Author Information

  1. Joel D. Tauber Manufacturing INS Professor, Industrial-Operations Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 DEC 2007
  2. Published Print: 11 MAY 2001

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471330578

Online ISBN: 9780470172339

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Keywords:

  • material-handling systems;
  • shortest-travel-time-first (STTF) rule;
  • conveyors;
  • automated guided vehicle (AGV) and robotic systems;
  • pick-and-place robot in material handling

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Overview

  • Containerization and Unit Loads

  • Basic Material Handling Equipment

  • Industrial Trucks

  • Conveyors

  • Storage Systems

  • Automated Systems

  • References