materials handling definition

  • noun:
    • The receiving, going, saving, packaging and delivery of raw materials, elements and finished services and products in a warehouse; sometimes along with forecasting demands therefore the disposal of scrap
    • work of running and unloading and going items within e.g. a factory especially utilizing mechanical products

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