AN ENGINEERING ANALYSIS OF CARGO HANDLING
CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES
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Attempts were made to systematize the complexities of cargo handling and find the relation between the existing variables. The steps necessary to determine these relations are outlined. They include a study of the background of cargo handling, a definition of the system, a formal analysis of it, and observations of actual cargo-handling operations. It is shown how specific cargo handling problems are solved after the relations between the variables have been determined. A description is given of the techniques used in obtaining data and the conceptual models that were developed to aid in the research. A bibliography of cargo handling is included, as well as a list of references to literature in such related fields as materials handling, motion study, statistics, operations analysis, network analysis, logistics, transportation, economics, and labor relations.
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