The objective of this study was to determine the effect of weight and size (volume) on the way in which a package is handled in the DHL small parcel ground environment. This was done by recording with Saver units the number of drops, as well as the height of drops, that occurred using 9 different package configurations, in a DHL ground shipping environment. The data that was collected showed that the heavier the packaged product, the less frequently it is dropped. The weight of the package had no effect on the drop heights, and the size of the package had effect on either drop height, or number of drops.
Batz, David, "A study of the effect of weight and size on the frequency and height of drop hazards in the DHL small parcel ground environment" (2006). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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