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Improving the storage capacity of Twence’s central warehouse by testing alternative layouts

Jensema, S.J.J. (2023) Improving the storage capacity of Twence’s central warehouse by testing alternative layouts.

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Abstract:The research at hand is a heuristic research focused on finding ways to improve the storage capacity of Twence's central warehouse by at least 10%. Twence currently faces the problem of having an outdated warehouse with insufficient storage capacity, which has led to the utilization of scattered temporary warehouses around the site that have now become permanent. To address this issue, the research first provides an in-depth literature review on warehouse design and methods to improve storage capacity. Using this knowledge, alternative layouts are designed for Twence's central warehouse. These layouts are then tested in an Excel model, where key performance indicators (KPIs) such as storage capacity, longest retrieval time, accessibility, and costs are measured. The different layouts and their corresponding results on the KPIs are compared to each other, and a final recommendation for Twence is made based on these findings. The Excel model provides a flexible and customizable tool to simulate and test various layout designs, allowing for a thorough evaluation of the proposed solutions. Overall, this heuristic research aims to provide Twence with practical and effective solutions to improve their central warehouse's storage capacity while considering various KPIs.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Twence B.V., Hengelo, The Netherlands
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:30 exact sciences in general, 50 technical science in general, 85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Industrial Engineering and Management BSc (56994)
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