Materials are very important part of the organization. Effective materials are important for the successful running of the organization. Every sector and organizations have materials that they need, be it the corporates or the educational institution. Nevertheless, it is very important to know proper use of the materials.

Some organization gives training to the employees to have good use of the materials. Employee awareness about the use of material is very important. Safe material handling, material management and material checking will not only help to make proper use of the materials but also will help to increase the productivity, helps to maintain safety at the workplace and ultimately leads to customer safety.

Following are some of the steps that can help you to have for the effective material handling in your organization –

Abide with the established routine/rules

There must be certain rules that need to be established within the organization for the effective material handling. When rules and routine is maintained, people and employees try and take care of the materials with responsibility.

Have proper planning

There needs to be proper planning related to material handling and management within the organization. Monthly planning and meet can be done so that the planning and execution can be done.

Label the material

Material and packages can be labelled neatly so that there is no chaos and material is kept properly.

Proper storage of materials

Materials should be stored in proper place. It should be kept in a clean, dry area. Also, the materials can be handled in proper manner keeping in mind the precautionary measures.

Have proper maintenance of the materials

Have proper maintenance and handling of materials. It is very important to have the safe material handling of the materials.

There should be material handling checklist made for the effective material planning. Checklist helps to keep the track of number of materials used and materials unused and its flow within the organization. So, timely checklist should be done.

There should be proper training session done within the institution to have effective materials handling and storage. Many institutions have material planning, handling and maintenance programs and trainings to keep the employees aware about the appropriate usage of the needed materials. If the materials are not used properly it has a lot of effect on the organization working and environment.

The management needs to understand the need of such training within the organization so that the company practices safe material handling.  Such a training to carry out needs proper knowledge of the resources and its safety. There are many courses that help to effectively manage and provide knowledge about the material management and safety.


Thus, the management can keep on constantly upgrading them with the latest methods and safety measures to have good resource and material management in the organization. There are many programs like professional diploma in train the trainer and other training programs that helps you know more about the material management and help you update yourself with the skills thereby, leading to the organization’s success.

Thus to conclude, there is a quote that says –

Failure of management to plan for the future and to foresee problems has brought about waste of manpower, of materials, of the machine – time, of all which raise the manufacturer’s cost and price that the purchaser must pay!

Written By : Soma