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New Integrated Warehouse Design Framework And its application at ATAG Benelux BV on the redesign of the distribution warehouse

Vreriks, S.F. (2017) New Integrated Warehouse Design Framework And its application at ATAG Benelux BV on the redesign of the distribution warehouse.

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Abstract:In this research we present a New Integrated Warehouse Design (NIWD) Framework, which is developed to support (re)design of a warehouse. By executing an extensive literature study we develop the New Integrated Warehouse Design (NIWD) framework, which operates from a System Thinking perspective. To validate the framework we execute a case study. We apply the framework to realize a research project at a Domestic Appliances organization aimed to develop (a part of) the design of their new warehouse to improve their logistic performance. Starting with defining the strategic direction of the company and their logistic department, delivers us objectives and performance indicators; input data we need further in the process. As a second step, we indicate the gaps currently occurring at the logistic department. By mapping the processes and analysing the item behaviour we generated insights in the points of improvement, insights we use to construct four possible storage and material handling equipment systems. Subsequently, we make the department interdependencies visible. Finally, we combine all information with the four possible equipment systems, which produces four possible warehouse designs. Due to time limitations, we cannot perform all steps of the framework but we provide recommendations and suggestions for further research.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Clients:
ATAG Benelux BV
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:50 technical science in general, 55 traffic technology, transport technology, 85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Industrial Engineering and Management MSc (60029)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/73486
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