What are handling costs?
In logistics, handling costs are not only logistics costs (warehousing costs), but also include all costs incurred in processes involving the movement of goods or finished products via means of transport.
Major handling costs include: Personnel costs, vehicles, conveyors, transportation equipment, transportation costs, packaging materials, packaging equipment, and other material costs to move the goods. Ancillary costs that can only be partially allocated to handling costs include: Costs of machines in the workshop, lifting platforms, cleaning costs, personnel costs of the repair workshop. The ABC analysis helps to minimize the handling costs.