It is the process of consolidation of several unit into a single unit
Characteristics of unit load
There should be minimum number of handling.
Manual handling should be eliminated.
Materials are assembled into a unit load for economy of handling and storage.
Advantages of unit load concept
- Possible to handle large loads
- Reduce handling cost of 1 unit
- Reduce packing cost
- Maximum space utilisation
- Faster movement of materials
- Reduce loading and unloading time
- Safer handling