Tuning Distribution Warehouses

we optimize storage locations, personnel and picking

Efficient use of distribution warehouses

 

Objectives:

  • Improve personnel productivity.
  • Raise throughput, increase capacity utilization.

Starting point:

  • Stock and transaction data for a representative operational period.
  • Current procedures and personnel circumstances.

Method:

Analysis and design are done with software tools (WPLAN).

Keywords on procedure:

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Model processes

Generate a model that simulates processes and functional areas.
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Analyze the status quo

Analyze function productivity and efficient capacity utilization for all warehouse areas.
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Detailed models

Simulate processes in greater detail with data from cost drivers (MTM, VDI).
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Optimize warehouse locations

Optimization of transport requirements and transport structures
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Optimization of picking

Optimize order processing by better combining orders in multi-picking systems with rational paths.
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Sustainable implementation

Install a system that monitors area productivity, including incentives and flexible work time

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