what is material handling and logistics?
Material handling is the movement, protection, storage and control of materials and products throughout manufacturing, warehousing, distribution, consumption and disposal.
Logistics is the activity involve during the supply chain activity such as transportation, warehousing, and information flow where the ultimate goals of logistic is to fulfill customer satisfaction while improve of minimizing cost produce during the process.
Advantages and disadvantages of using the forklift
Lower total cost of ownership
Minimum noise level
Suitable for indoor use (comply with legislation)
Lower speed, long run and lift capabilities
Need for forklift battery charging stations and spare batteries to avoid downtime
Need for training on the proper use of the forklift battery
How material handling and logistic works?
The logistic cooperation with the material handling is crucial in today company management. One of the cooperation is the forming of the inventory management. As the logistics tends to reduce the total cost of the process thus it will imply several solution terms that use in now days to help in management as the key in minimizing the cost. Forecasting, resources allocation, production planning, flows and process management and also customer service. recently the involvement of technology use by logistic also help in better management of data of the inventory.
Material handling and logistics makes the supply chain works
As mention before, logistic is the activity that involve in the supply chain thus there is a high relationship between it with material management. Cost indeed is the major concern by most of the company hence the logistic come out with the management activity that help in the root of management which is supply chain management. Through the help like building strong relationship between supplier, manufacturer, distributor and customer it will help to reduce total overall of the cost in the chain. Unnecessary activity or non-value activity would be eliminate to save the time and cost causes by the activity.
The term material management
The material management can be define as the :
Purpose of material management
Maximizing customer service
Maximizing efficiency of purchasing and production
Maximizing inventory investment
The 5Rs of Material Management
Function of Material Management
Inventory Arrangement and Control
Continual and effective flow and supply of materials
Material Quality Control
Standardization and Generalization
Product Design and Development
Manufacturing and Purchase Decisions
Estimation and Planning
Objectives of material management
Low Prices of Purchase
Efficient handling of Materials
Procurement of Quality Materials