mate rials handling

materials handling

noun
the loading, unloading, and movement of goods, as within a factory or warehouse, especially by the aid of mechanical devices.

Origin:
1920–25

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materials handling

noun
act of loading and unloading and moving goods within e.g. a factory especially using mechanical devices 
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