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Mapping and improving the flow of inbound process of Assa Abloy warehouse

Shrigyan, D. (2017) Mapping and improving the flow of inbound process of Assa Abloy warehouse.

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Abstract:The Internship Project was divided into two assignments Assignment 1: Mapping and Improvement of inbound processes of the warehouse The company at present does not have a descriptive flowchart for the flow of material at the inbound process in the warehouse. In this assignment, first a complete flow of inbound process of the warehouse is created. Secondly, actions or processes that delays the inbound processes or do not add value to them are identified. A viable solution is generated to fix those actions or processes or if non value adding to be removed accordingly, as not to be affecting the warehouse inbound processes in a negative manner. For this assignment, the steps followed would be:-  Mapping the inbound process for the warehouse  Detailed description of the flow of all items that arrives at the inbound docks till it get stored at its designated location.  Flow diagram includes all the departments that is required in order for the item to be stored into its location.  Description of all the actions and procedures performed during the inbound processes.  Identifying non value adding processes, or processes that delay or disrupts the flow of items in inbound process.  Analyzing the aforementioned actions or processes, to generate the reasons for its failure.  Generating solutions to fix the problems related to any processes. Assignment 2: Updating the ERP database for all items stored in the warehouse. The company requires a list of all items produced or outsourced. This event requires data gathering with conditions to identifying the dimensions, type of packaging, type of respective pallets for storage, order of storage, weight and verifications of proper serial and barcodes for all the materials.
Item Type:Internship Report (Master)
Faculty:ET: Engineering Technology
Programme:Mechanical Engineering MSc (60439)
Keywords:mapping, data gathering
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