A management guide to logistics engineering by K. Beal

By K. Beal

This advisor will turn out a very good aid to companies in supplying the pratical suggestion that might permit them to grasp the artwork of logistics so it may be used to their most sensible enterprise virtue

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Space utilisation and operating efficiency is high to give an economic operating cost. 3 PICK/PLACE TECHNIQUES i) Forklift Truck The driver is provided with a list of instructions for pick/place by location and quantity. The sequence of work is controlled by the driver. With random storage systems, the list of instructions is generated by the warehouse computer and the completion of the pick/place activity is recorded to keep the storage records up to date. ii) Mast Crane Outrider The crane driver makes the actual disbursement from the crane.

Minimise the number of operations. Minimise the travelling distance. Use space 3-dimensionally. Use automated/mechanised equipment. Product to be designed for handling. Parts to be designed for handling. Package in quantities of user demand. Introduction. Material Handling is concerned with efficient methods of moving material through the entire logistics process. This is an important subsystem within the total logistics function because it has a direct effect on operational time and cost. The effect, however, is negative in that handling only adds to the cost of a product and not to its value.

To match storage to a JIT process, a pre-determined issue quantity (Unit Pack) is established and the issue frequency is varied in line with consumption. This: - reduces the number of issues, - avoids peak activity at set periods, - eases control. In this case, issues should be phased to smooth the warehouse workload. Performance Indicators. Short Term: - Storage Utilisation: ratio of space used to space available. - Throughput speed and capacity. Long Term: - The relative share of storage costs in the total logistical costs.

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