Effects Of Materials Handling Systems On The Organization’s Efficiency. A Case Of Thika Municipal Council
By Sallyann Gakunga Wang’ondu
The aim of this research was to establish the various systems in the material handling process to make the process more effective in the municipal council of Thika. The guiding objectives were, to examine the effects of proper material handling on the performance of organizations. The specific objectives were: what is effect of automated material handling systems on the efficiency of an organization. The study adopted a descriptive design approach. The researcher found out that adoption of automated systems has greater impact in increasing efficiency in terms of costs of operations, wastages and space usage. Thus, organizations should adopt this in order to enjoy these benefits. However, the researcher proposes a study to look into the key determinants that would influence efficient adoption of automated systems in the material handling process.