The process of material handling carries several risks. A large number of workplace injuries worldwide are associated with material handling. On one hand, manual material handling tasks like lifting, carrying, and pulling are dangerous for workers. On the other hand, material handling equipment can also cause injuries by way of falling, overloading, and slipping. In … Continue reading Five Essential Steps for Material Handling Safety
Material handling is an aspect of manufacturing that is important, but some might suggest it’s also a non-value-added activity. Due to this reason, manufacturers are usually trying to find efficient material handling systems that help reduce the time spent in handling as organizations want a process that can cut down on excess movement of goods … Continue reading Best Practices for Effective Material Handling
Material handling is an integral function of any warehouse operation. It is involved in almost all steps from unloading a shipment, processing, storage, transport, packing to shipping of goods. Hence, material handling matters not only to the smooth functioning of the warehouse but also to maintaining efficiency and productivity. Let’s look at the many ways … Continue reading Why Does Warehouse Material Handling Matter?
Mobile material handling equipment, also known as portable material handling equipment, is the kind of equipment that is not stationary in the workplace and can be moved around the facility. Mobile material handling machines can be taken around the facility according to the requirement for use. For example, a vacuum inline lifter is a device … Continue reading Mobile Material Handling Machines
Material handling consists of a range of activities related to the movement, storage, control of materials, and end products. A large number of activities from delivering the raw materials to the end product out of the factory are dependent on material handling equipment. From a mini air hoist to large cranes, there are various types … Continue reading Learn about Material Handling Applications in Different Industries
COVID-19 pandemic has affected essentially every aspect of our lives. Its impact on the economy is unprecedented worldwide. Manufacturing has also taken a massive hit with factories shut down, the uncertain supply of materials, and inconsistent demand. About 80% of manufacturers expect that the pandemic will have a financial impact on their business, according to … Continue reading How to Minimize Downtime in your Manufacturing after COVID-19
Most warehouse managers are constantly on the look-out for ways to maximize productivity and maintain it. Warehouses are usually complex operations with various functions being carried out simultaneously. Therefore, it’s not easy to determine the areas wherein there’s scope for improvement in order to increase productivity, but there are plenty of areas you can identify … Continue reading How to Keep Your Warehouse Productive
Material handling equipment is the backbone of any logistics operation and warehouse. While an efficient material handling system can bring about a lot of benefits to the overall operation, a lousy material handling system can negatively affect the operation in terms of delivery times, accidents, and expenditure. Therefore, it’s important to have a successful material … Continue reading How Do You Make the Most of Your Material Handling Equipment?
Logistics are an integral component of supply chain management. It involves the planning, carrying out, and management of goods, services, and information from the point of origin to the point of consumption. In essence, the role of logistics is to enable a steady stream of products and their supply by manufacturers, and for manufacturing companies, it … Continue reading Role of Logistics Equipment in Manufacturing
Material handling equipment comes in many sizes, shapes, and weights, but it’s lightweight material handling equipment like air balancers that are preferred by most manufacturers and warehouse operators due to the benefits they offer. At times, heavy and bulky handling equipment may require more manpower, capital, and effort to run. Since material handling is a crucial … Continue reading Benefits of Lightweight Material Handling Equipment