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Integration of crossdocking facilities in an existing outbound logistics network

Auke, Rasing (2024) Integration of crossdocking facilities in an existing outbound logistics network.

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Abstract:Rensa Family Company is a facilitating company within the Rensa group, operating in technical wholesaling in the installation market. This research was triggered by growth of Rensa and the pressure that this growth puts on its logistical processes. Rensa’s current logistics network consists of five warehouses. All warehouse have a storage function, but only one of them serves as outbound logistics warehouse. Order picking takes places at all warehouses and goods are transported to the outbound warehouse throughout the day. The outbound warehouse is reaching capacity limits, and the other warehouses are not suitable for outbound activities. In Rensa’s logistics, the main focus of this research, two main problems can be observed: - The outbound logistics warehouse lacks capacity in terms of docks doors and floor space - The logistics network is not suitable for fleet electrification and city center distribution Earlier internal research by Groters (2020) concludes that improvement potential within the current logistics infrastructure is limited and insufficient to facilitate the growing organization. The considered alternative that Groters and Rensa see most potential in, consists of integrating crossdocking hubs in the logistics network. The hub forms a location where goods are directly transferred to outgoing vehicles without storing them in between. This leads us to the following research goal: - Assess the viability, with a specific focus on transport costs, of locating one or more decentral crossdocking hubs in the logistics network of Rensa.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:30 exact sciences in general
Programme:Industrial Engineering and Management MSc (60029)
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