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Improving order picking and order packaging at Eaton Electric ApS

Rouhof, Ruben (2008) Improving order picking and order packaging at Eaton Electric ApS.

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Abstract:One of the projects of Eaton Electric is about two dedicated finished goods warehouse areas: Tabula export and Tabula domestic. These areas have their own processes and standard methods for order picking and order packaging; this is hampering the flexibility of the areas. Moreover, Eaton Electric is growing: in 2007 the turnover increased with 20%. Eaton Electric wants to stay efficient; so growing without adding costs to the processes. Therefore it is also important to improve the productivity of the warehouse process. The Value Stream Map is the foundation in this research by which the current state of the order picking and packaging process is described and assessed. Through this tool we identified and quantified the types of waste in the order picking and packaging process. The main types of waste are waiting and moving. The underlying causes for the waiting times are too much traffic within the Tabula finished goods warehouse and that there is no physical separation between the inbound and outbound dock. The movements, in the form of searching for articles, are caused by the unreliable inventory levels. The inventory count of 2007 shows that on approximately 59% of the locations, the amount of articles is not equal to the amount in the Enterprise Resource Planning.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Clients:
Eaton Electric ApS, Vejle, Denmark
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Business Administration BSc (56834)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/59987
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