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Increasing the throughput by designing the logistical process

Kosters, S.W.L.G. (2022) Increasing the throughput by designing the logistical process.

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Abstract:This research is conducted at a recently founded company called Aerosol Recycling Twente B.V. (A.R.T.), located in Almelo. A.R.T. is a start-up set up partially by the CEO of Machinefabriek Boessenkool. Both companies operate at the same company site. A.R.T. uses a machine that recycles aerosol cans and separates liquids, gasses, and metals so that these can be reused as raw materials again. Since the company is recently founded, the process is not running effectively, causing throughput is not maximized. A logistical design regarding storage and ordering is missing. This research designs an effective layout of the storage location to implement. Moreover, this research develops a reorder point (ROP) model that can be used to determine when to place an order. The ROP model considers the number of products and the maximum amount of hazardous substances in the storage location. The main constraint of the whole process is that the amount of hazardous substances in the storage location may never exceed 10,000 kg. In the future, A.R.T. plans to acquire an extra machine and let the operators work in shifts. This research finds out what expanding does with the throughput and the logistical processes.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Machinefabriek Boessenkool B.V., Almelo, The Netherlands
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Industrial Engineering and Management BSc (56994)
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