Material Handling 101: Fundamentals, Analysis and Selection

Course Description

This workshop provides an introduction to the field of material handling, including systems analysis, equipment selection, and the relationship of material handling to other activities and operations of the industrial plant or warehouse. It is also an excellent refresher course for those who want an update on the latest trends. You will learn how to plan and analyze material handling systems; how to improve material handling operations; and when to apply material handling automation. Key features are case examples and a guided exercise to ensure your mastery of the techniques presented.

Essential learning for those who are seeking cost reductions through better handling methods. Also valuable for those who must replace, upgrade, or add material handling equipment.

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CRN Start date End date Format Location Cost
15148 Apr 8, 2015 Apr 9, 2015 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,500
16362 Mar 23, 2016 Mar 24, 2016 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,500
17185 Mar 22, 2017 Mar 23, 2017 Classroom Savannah, Georgia $1,500
18160 Mar 21, 2018 Mar 22, 2018 Classroom Savannah, Georgia $1,500

Special Discounts

There are discounts available for this course. Please use one of the coupon codes below at checkout. Note: Only one coupon code can be used per shopping cart.

Alumni:  If you are a returning student of the Supply Chain & Logistics Institute (SCL) courses or you are an alumni of the GT EMIL or MSSCE programs, you can receive 10% off of any LOG course – Use coupon code SCL-Alum

Member Organization: Members of certain organizations can receive 10% off of any LOG course (for information on member organizations visit: – Use coupon code SCL-Org

Certificate Participants: To receive a certificate course price of 17% off per course, you must enroll and pay for all courses required to earn a certificate – Use coupon code SCL-Cert

Who Should Attend

Material handling and logistics engineers, manufacturing and process engineers, industrial Engineers and systems analysts, production supervisors and team leaders, warehouse supervisors and team leaders, and cell planning and Lean Manufacturing teams

How You Will Benefit

  • Learn how to plan and analyze material handling systems
  • Learn how to improve material handling operations
  • Learn when to apply material handling automation


  • How to Attack Material Handling Problems
  • SHA – A Logical, Organized Approach
  • Analysis & Visualization of Moves
  • Cost Patterns of Material Handling Equipment & Methods
  • Case Exercise: Warehouse Handling Analysis
  • Integration of Handling & Storing Methods
  • Integrating Material Handling with Facilities & Operations
  • Case Exercise: Manufacturing Handling Analysis
  • Detail & Workplace Handling Analysis
  • Justifying Material Handling Investments
  • Putting It All Together

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: Tim Brown