With the advent of the industrial forklift truck, the question became not whether to palletize but how pallets should be configured and what applications were best suited to them. In today’s electronic age, the issues are parallel, not whether to use computers but rather which ones to use, how they should be configured, and where they can be most productive .1
KeywordsComputer Hardware Optical Character Recognition Electronic Data Interchange Order Picking Data Communication System
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- 1.Most of this chapter is from an unpublished article by John T. Menzies, Terminal Corporation, Baltimore, MD.Google Scholar
- 2.Excerpt from Glossary of Black Box Catalog, a Micom Company, Pittsburgh, PA.Google Scholar
- 3.This material was originally written by Jim Allen, President of BarCode Resources, for a publication of Warehousing Education and Research Council.Google Scholar
- 4.The last two subchapters are by Menzies, op. cit.Google Scholar
- 5.From “Micro Computers Don’t Trust a Computer You Can’t Lift!” by James L. Allen, Milwaukee Commercial Storage, Inc. , from Warehousing Review, 1982, American Warehousemen’s Association, Chicago, IL.Google Scholar