Tuesday, February 26 2019
8:00am - 5:00pm
Georgia Tech Global Learning Center
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SCL Course: Material Handling 101: Fundamentals, Analysis and Selection

How You Will Benefit

  • Plan and analyze material handling systems
  • Improve material handling operations within their organization
  • Ascertain when to apply material handling automation

What Is Covered

  • Fundamental material handling principles and concepts
  • Classifications of material handling equipment
  • Systematic Handling Analysis (SHA)
  • Material handling evaluations, selections, and continuous improvement

Day 1

  • Fundamental Principles and Concepts
  • Definition and objectives of material handling
  • Basic principles and economics of material handling
  • Classifications of Material Handling Equipment
  • Understanding the categories of handling equipment
  • Understanding the types of handling systems
  • How to Analyze Material Handling Problems
  • Systemic Handling Analysis (SHA) – an organized approach
  • Key information for systematic analysis
  • Practical ways to visualize and analyze material movements
  • Guided Application in Material Handling Analysis
  • Use data on material movements to develop a material handling plan
  • Identify preferred handling methods and equipment for different classes of materials and for each move in a facility.
  • Material Handling Exercise
  • Use your material handling plan to validate your concepts; find real products that could help you implement it.
  • Map actual material handling products to a wide range of movement situations: high-volume; low volume; conveyable, not conveyable; short-distance; long-distance; between workplaces; within the workplace, etc.

Day 2

  • Evaluation and Selection
  • Cost Justification and comparison
  • Evaluation and selection of plans and equipment
  • How to Improve Material Handling Operations
  • Ways to attack material handling problems
  • Checklists and surveys
  • Work sampling, time standards and measurement of material handling labor.
  • Summary and Closing Remarks

Course Materials

Participants receive a course notebook.

Course Prerequisite and Related Certificate Information

No prerequisites. This course is part of the Distribution Operations Analysis & Design (DOAD) Certificate.

Course Instructors

Lee Hales

Course Times

On the first day, please check in at least 30 minutes before the class start time.

  • First Day - 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Second Day - 8:00am - 5:00pm