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
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