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The use of a marshalling area in the warehouses of Albert Heijn

Pieterse, R.G.M.G. (2017) The use of a marshalling area in the warehouses of Albert Heijn.

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Abstract:This research provides a framework that shows the effects of decoupling the produciton process and the dropping of the load carriers, using a marshalling area. A framework is created to show the effects of a marshalling area on the costs of order picking and the standard deviation of order pickers in a production week and determines the required size of this marshalling area. A case study at Distribution Center Zwolle is performed. We conclude that a marshalling area would be a good solution to the current existing problems regarding the use of the staging lanes and would result in a more flexible production process. We recommend Albert Heijn to invest in a marshalling area that has the minimum size required to be able to handle the number of produced load carriers during the maximum week (1,770 square meters, based on the created scenarios). This would lead to a size that is large enough to be able to create a more desired production planning during other production weeks with less load carriers to produce.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:50 technical science in general, 85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Industrial Engineering and Management MSc (60029)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/74279
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