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A simulation study for improving the warehousing strategy at Pentair X-Flow

Vermeulen, B.H.W. (2023) A simulation study for improving the warehousing strategy at Pentair X-Flow.

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Abstract:In its internal warehouse, Pentair X-Flow experiences an ineffective warehouse organization which results in congestion, unsafe working conditions and long processing times. As a result, Pentair uses multiple external warehouses. In this paper, we propose two key interventions: a comprehensive reconfiguration of the main warehouse layout and an examination of the potential impact of a new self-owned warehouse replacing the external warehouses. Leveraging simulation models, we conducted an analysis of both solutions, revealing that the addition of a new warehouse holds the potential to enhance the warehousing strategy, whereas the sole modification of the layout would not suffice. In response, we estimated the return on investment of the new warehouse and made implementation recommendations. The research offers valuable insights and recommendations to Pentair for enhancing its warehousing strategy through the introduction of a new warehouse. This initiative leads to a significant reduction in warehouse occupancy and congestion. Moreover, it demonstrates the approach and the efficacy of simulation models in solving complex warehousing challenges.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Pentair X-Flow, Enschede, Netherlands
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:55 traffic technology, transport technology, 85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Industrial Engineering and Management BSc (56994)
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