A Structured Approach To Material Handling System Selection And Specification For Manufacturing
Abstract- The problem of selecting and specifying material handling systems for manufacturing operations is challenging
because of the variety of technologies available for material handling tasks and the significant fixed price of systems. Most
of the previous research in this area usually does not address the possibility of selecting from among different types of
technology, such as forklift truck and AGVS, neither do they bend back to the possibility of selecting and/or partitioning
material handling tasks and assigning them to technology applications. This paper represents a four-step approach to the
problem, consisting of task infusion, filtering tasks and sharing them with resources, task collection, and selection of the
Keywords- Material Handling, System Specification, Fast Analysis.