• Current Material Handling Practices and Challenges

      Material Handling is such a vast topic in itself that it could take a hundred pages and we would still be covering only different definitions according to different industries. Let us leave that job to Google and confine our discussion to Material Handling practices in Manufacturing Industries. Material Handling in Manufacturing refers to the movement of any kind of material/load within the limits of shop floor or at the most to the transportation vehicles or warehouses. The manufacturing industries underwent a drastic transition during the Industrial Revolution in 18th -19th century, thereby raising the need for proper material handling. Since then the material handling practices have continuously evolved in…