Materials Handling

Material handling

Material handling involves short-distance movement within the confines of a building or between a building and a transportation vehicle. AAC can provide a wide range of semi-automated and automated equipment and includes consideration of the protection, storage, and control of materials throughout their:

  • manufacturing
  • warehousing
  • distribution
  • consumption
  • disposal

Material handling can be used to create time and place utility through the handling, storage, and control of material, as distinct from manufacturing, which creates form utility by changing the shape, form, and makeup of material.

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