Improved storage in a book warehouse : Design of an efficient tool for slotting the manual picking area at Wolters-Noordhoff

Ruijter, Herwen de (2007) Improved storage in a book warehouse : Design of an efficient tool for slotting the manual picking area at Wolters-Noordhoff.

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Abstract:This report is the result of a graduation project of the study Industrial Engineering and Management at Twente University. The research focuses on order picking at the warehouse of the educational publisher Wolters-Noordhoff. More than 350,000 orders (varying from very small to very large) are picked per year at the warehouse of Wolters-Noordhoff from three different areas: the bulk area, the dynamic picking area and the manual picking area. Order picking in the manual picking area is a costly process. Increasing the efficiency of this process can lead to considerable savings. Wolters-Noordhoff wants to increase the efficiency of the order picking process by (re)allocating products in the manual picking area in such a way that travel distance is minimized. This type of product allocation is called slotting. Therefore, goal of our research is to design a tool for efficiently slotting the manual picking area.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Clients:
Wolters-Noordhoff
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Industrial Engineering and Management MSc (60029)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/58067
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