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Warehouse Layout Design at NXP ICN8 Nijmegen

Jansen, Wytse S. (2023) Warehouse Layout Design at NXP ICN8 Nijmegen.

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Abstract:This master's thesis focuses on optimizing the warehouse layout at NXP's ICN8 plant in Nijmegen, which faced operational inefficiencies due to its scattered warehouses. The primary objective was to develop a consolidated warehouse design to improve operational flow and space utilization, while accommodating the plant's production growth and fluctuations. The study utilized a non-linear programming model to analyze the current warehousing situation and brainstorm effective layout options. The research revealed significant benefits from consolidating the warehouses into a centralized facility. Key results included a reduction in average walking distances by at least 50%, enhanced SKU management, and improved internal communication. The proposed layout is flexible, allowing for customization to meet various operational requirements. This includes strategic placement of offices and efficient organization of spare parts storage, ensuring adaptability to different warehousing needs. In conclusion, the thesis highlights the importance of a well-balanced warehouse layout in enhancing operational efficiency and adaptability. It underscores the need for designs that consider both operational and spatial challenges, tailored to stakeholder insights. The thesis also recommends further investigations into warehouse material movement, SKU classification, and safety stock practices, identifying these as crucial areas for comprehensive warehouse design and optimization.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
NXP, Nijmegen, Netherlands
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:50 technical science in general
Programme:Industrial Engineering and Management MSc (60029)
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