Tutorial 5 Material Management
Tutorial 5 Material Management
9.What is forklift? What are the advantages and disadvantages of using the forklift.
Forklift is a small industrial vehicle with a power-operated pronged platform that can be raised and lowered for insertion under a load to be lifted and moved. It include electric forklift and fuel forklift.
Advantage of electric forklift:
Environmental and Eco-friendly operation
Usable in small areas and indoors
Have a longer life span compared to other types of forklifts
Cost for electricity can be significantly lower than the cost for fuel
Controls simple and user friendly
More mechanically simplistic (no transmission, torque converter etc)
Huge variety of brands and models
No noise with the exception of the back-up alarm
Disadvantage of electric forklift:
Battery charging stations must be installed
Voltage requirements may be an issue with older facilities
Typically a higher upfront cost
Heavy batteries may require a special lifts for changing
Limited to lifting 12,000 lbs. and under.
Need for proper training on the correct use, storage and charging of batterie
Advantage of fuel forklift
more torque, quicker response
much quicker refuelling
more suitable for outdoor work
total cost of fuel is typically less when compared with propane forklifts.
Disadvantage of fuel forklift
can only be used in well ventilated areas or open spaces. - preferred for outdoor use
loud engines makes for difficult communications (headphones)
requires a fuel storage room and the relevant safety controls/standards
requires more consummable parts - emissions maintenance, filters
heaver forklift due to extra parts
fuel emmissions not eco-friendly
5. What are the aims of materials management? Discuss with related “R” in materials management.
right control and procedure.
It also maximizes economies in purchasing, production process and customer satisfaction.
of material management:
8.Explain the objectives of material management.
Efficient use of working capital Primary objective
Economy of purchase
Lowering storage cost
Lowering inventory investment
Increasing the inventory turnover
Responding the market changes
Providing best services to the
Better supplier relationship
Good information system
Continuity of supply
Consistency in quality
Planing and forecasting
Make or buy decisions
New materials and
What is material handling and logistics?
Material handling and logistics is a
process for helping manufactured moves,
stored and protected, tracked and
controlled, and shipped in order to get
toward final destination and to the
2. How material handling and logistic works?
Material handling and logistics uses a brought of way of equipment, system and services to move material and product through the supply chain such as automation, information technology, automotive identification, store equipment, moving equipment, conveyor equipment and safety equipment and sustainable green solution. This equipment and system help improve supply chain forecasting, resources location, product planning and production. While in handling product visibility and tracking, ensuring quickly and accurate delivery and after sales support and service.
Discuss this statement “Material handling and logistics makes the supply chain works”.
Material handling and logistics is the corner soon of global productivity. The material handling and logistics industry is wider and growing and constantly innovate with new ways to getting way they need to be, quicker and more efficiently.
4. Discuss the term material management.
Material management is an end to end (E2E) scientific
technique of planning, organizing and control of flow of
materials from its purchase to final destination.
6. Briefly explain the purpose of material management.
Maximizing the customer service
Maximizing efficiency of purchasing and production
Maximizing inventory investment
:check:7. What are the functions of material management? Briefly discuss.
Transportation and material handling
Inspection and quality control
Store keeping and warehousing
Standardization and evaluation of all products
Cost reduction through value analysis
Disposal of surplus/obsolete material