Progress in Materials Handling and Logistics

  • John A. White
  • Ira W. PenceJr.

Part of the Progress in Materials Handling and Logistics book series (LOGISTICS, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Guided Vehicle Technology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Russell E. King, Thom J. Hodgson, Steve K. Monteith
      Pages 25-39
    3. Madeline H. E. Larcombe
      Pages 41-55
  3. Robot Technology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Ernest L. Hall, Juha Roning
      Pages 59-74
    3. William T. Rhodes
      Pages 75-84
    4. Stephen L. Dickerson
      Pages 85-92
    5. Harold L. Alexander, Robert H. Cannon Jr.
      Pages 93-105
  4. Automated Storage and Retrieval Technology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Stephen L. Parsley
      Pages 109-119
    3. G. K. Hutchinson, A. T. Clementson
      Pages 121-132
    4. Ernest Koenigsberg
      Pages 133-150
  5. Modeling Technology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. C. Dennis Pegden
      Pages 181-197
    3. Ke-Tsai Edward Chin, Richard F. Serfozo
      Pages 199-207
    4. John A. Buzacott
      Pages 237-245
  6. Flexible Manufacturing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 247-247
    2. Wayne J. Davis, Richard H. F. Jackson, Albert T. Jones
      Pages 257-274
    3. Christopher B. Lofgren
      Pages 275-289
  7. Transportation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 301-301
    2. Charlotte Jacobs-Blecha, Marc Goetschalckx
      Pages 303-328
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 329-348

About this book


Material handling and logistics have become especially important to industrialists because of the competitive advantage that results from using the right methods to provide the right amount of the right material at the right place, at the right time, in the right condition, in the right sequence, in the right orientation, and at the right cost. But, what are the right methods? The emergence of sophisticated control systems, coupled with advances in hardware design, has resulted in a wide variety oftechno­ logical alternatives availablefor practically any application. Yet, with the emergence of just-in-time methods and the apparent success of the firms that have relied on the use of people and" simple" rules, rather than technology, the proper role of hardware and software in material handling and logistics is open to debate. Despite all that has been accomplished to date, the design of material handling and logistics systems remains an art as well as a science. Regardless of whether it is people, conveyors, lift trucks, robots, guided vehicles, laser scanners, storage/retrieval machines, carousels, voice encoding, machine vision, automatic palletizers, or other methods that are appropriate, selecting the right methods for moving, storing, and controlling material is vital. It is important that the selection decision be made after consideration is given to the requirements for amount, material, place, time, condition, sequence, orientation, and cost.


Handhabung Logistik automation control logistics manufacturing optimization queue robot systems modelling

Authors and affiliations

  • John A. White
    • 1
  • Ira W. PenceJr.
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Industrial and Systems EngineeringGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.Material Handling Research CenterGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-09514-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-09512-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0938-1740
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