Material handling involves short-distance movement within the confines of a building or between a building and a transportation vehicle. It utilizes a wide range of manual, semi-automated, and automated equipment and includes consideration of the protection, storage, and control of materials throughout their manufacturing, warehousing, distribution, consumption, and disposal. Material handling can be used to create time and place utility through the handling, storage, and control of material, as distinct from manufacturing, which creates form utility by changing the shape, form, and makeup of material.
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Lead time reduction is the significant productivity improvement driver. Lead time reduction does not mean working harder, faster or with reduced quality, but it means working smarter. Time based competition refers to the ability to deliver products or services faster than the competitors. Lead time reduction strategies are responses to problems in the areas of procurement, manufacturing and distribution. This paper focus on the causes of lead time inflation and the alternative methods for reducing it and their impact on the company’s delivery of products.
According to (Villarreal, et al., 2004 and Martner, 2008), an evaluation of lead times in distribution systems offers numerous opportunities for improvement in the system. Traditionally, different organizational units and departments work independently for the product flows which results in poorly coordinated work and delivery system.
K. P. Paranitharan, for research in implementation of lean tools in any manufacturing department or units given a useful platform which results in a significant improvement in productivity, reduction of Production Lead Time and reduction in