Industries Served

Material Handling

Kloeckner Metals is proud to be a part of the material handling industry and offer it as an added value service to our customers.

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Material Handling

Material handling in the metals industry refers to the movement and storage of raw materials, semi-finished products, and finished products throughout the manufacturing process. This can include activities such as transporting raw materials to the manufacturing facility, moving finished products to storage or shipping areas, and handling scrap metal. The goal is to efficiently and safely move materials throughout the facility to minimize damage and ensure that materials are available when and where they are needed for production.

Products Serving the Material Handling Industry

Services Provided to the Material Handling Industry

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How can material handling improve supply chain efficiency?


    Material handling can improve supply chain efficiency by streamlining the movement of materials and products throughout the supply chain, reducing bottlenecks, and minimizing delays. This can be achieved through a number of different strategies and techniques, such as:

    1. Automation: Automating processes can increase efficiency by reducing the need for manual labor and minimizing errors.
    2. Optimization: Optimizing processes through the use of simulation and modeling can help identify bottlenecks and inefficiencies, allowing for more efficient use of resources.
    3. Standardization: Standardizing equipment and procedures can improve efficiency by reducing the need for specialized training and equipment.
    4. Flexibility: Having a flexible material handling system can help in responding quickly to changes in demand or production schedule.
    5. Inventory management: Effective inventory management can help minimize delays by ensuring that the right materials are available when and where they are needed.

    Overall, implementing efficient practices can help reduce costs, improve production time, and increase overall supply chain efficiency.

  • What equipment is used in material handling?


    Conveyors, cranes, hoists, forklifts, pallet jacks, and hand trucks are some common equipment used.

Additional Industries Served

Kloeckner also caters to a wide range of related industries including the electrical, oil & gas, and heavy equipment sectors. Our mission is to be a full-line service center that offers customers unparalleled product scope, full logistical support, and superior customer service across the metals industry.
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