Accession Number:

AD0020834

Title:

AN ENGINEERING ANALYSIS OF CARGO HANDLING

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1953-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

92.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE