Reducing handling costs in production and warehousing

June 1984
Management Services;Jun84, Vol. 28 Issue 6, p26
Academic Journal
The article focuses on a technological innovation which reduces handling costs in production and warehousing launched in Great Britain as of June 1984. A new radio communication system for transmitting data from the warehouse computer to mobile units such as fork lift and order picking trucks has recently been launched on the market. Described as a 'revolution' in the materials handling, storage and production fields, Telecom System 2000 is likely to have a major impact on the future administrative systems of such operations. Now that it is possible to relay information directly to and from fork truck drivers and order pickers via the warehouse computer - and thence to the mainframe computer and stock control centre. Warehousing and distribution practices are likely to be revolutionised in the years to come. Linking up mobile units to the overall warehouse control system is a major advance for the materials handling industry and one which offers substantial benefits for those seeking to streamline. This is, in short, a method of extending computer control to mobile units in any warehousing or production environment.


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