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Layout 0ptimization at Scania Logistics Netherlands

Stoffelsen, B.E. (2013) Layout 0ptimization at Scania Logistics Netherlands.

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Abstract:Problem: Scania Logistics Netherlands (SLN) produces Knock Down trucks, which can be described as truck building packages. SLN picks parts and subassemblies of these trucks and sends them to simple foreign facilities. They assemble the trucks and bring them to the end-customers. SLN has 2 facilities: Hessenpoort and Staphorst. SLN constructed their layouts quickly and due to frequent changing plans applies various ad hoc changes. As a result, the layouts contain various illogical elements. Hence, this study’s main question is: “How can SLN redesign its layouts to reduce its material handling costs?” This study offers: 1. A structured approach to the facility layout problem 2. A layout tool, which combines two popular layout heuristics 3. A unique simulation based approach to flow and capacity determination 4. Various practical recommendations: a. Low hanging fruits— Relatively easy to implement, yields small savings b. Middle hanging fruits— Cost effort, but yield larger savings c. High hanging fruits—Hard to implement, can yield large saving
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Scania Logistics, the Netherlands
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Industrial Engineering and Management MSc (60029)
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