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Increasing space efficiency within a Vertical Lift Module at Benchmark Electronics, Inc.

Tenhagen, Cyrelle (2018) Increasing space efficiency within a Vertical Lift Module at Benchmark Electronics, Inc.

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Abstract:Benchmark Electronics, Inc. produces parts and subassemblies to companies all over the world. Their site located in Almelo has expanded significantly the last few years caused by increasing demand. Due to inefficient use of the space in current warehouses, there is not enough space anymore to store all incoming goods. One of the warehouses stores goods in a Vertical Lift Module, named Kardex ZKDX1001. This system uses bins to store parts. Every time a new delivery order is received, parts have to be stored inside a new bin. The Kardex is programmed this way to be able to apply FIFO. This storing procedure causes many bins to contain little content and at the same time having multiple bins occupied for identical parts. The maximum number of bins for one identical part has been set to two in this project. Data investigation showed that in this case 9% of the currently occupied bins should not contain content. In this thesis, an approach has been provided that could reduce the 9% of superfluous bins to 0%.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Clients:
Benchmark Electronics, Almelo, Nederland
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:58 process technology
Programme:Industrial Engineering and Management BSc (56994)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/76737
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