Warehouse operation optimization-simulation model

Pham, H, Nguyen, D, Doan, C, Thai, Q and Nguyen, N 2019, 'Warehouse operation optimization-simulation model', in Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Operations and Supply Chain Management (OSCM 2019), Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 15-18 December 2019, pp. 1-8.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title Warehouse operation optimization-simulation model
Author(s) Pham, H
Nguyen, D
Doan, C
Thai, Q
Nguyen, N
Year 2019
Conference name OSCM 2019: Emerging Technologies in Supply Chain: Opportunities and Challenges
Conference location Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Conference dates 15-18 December 2019
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Operations and Supply Chain Management (OSCM 2019)
Publisher Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS), Indonesia
Place of publication Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Start page 1
End page 8
Total pages 8
Abstract This paper presents a warehouse optimization model based on a simulation software. The warehouse in study belongs to a leading logistics company in Vietnam and it aimed to increase order fulfilment productivity by 50% without further space expansion. The research team conducted onsite observation over three-month period. Current practice included random storage practice and lacking optimized picking route per order or multiple ones had been employed, hence resulting in low productivity in order fulfilment. Picking sequence was not optimized for minimum traveling and picking time. Picking process took up to 70% of total processing time of an order. Using a self-customized warehouse operation simulation called Anylogic, the team suggested several optimal picking sequences and batch picking for immediate improvement to the order picking process. For the long run, zone picking, hot-pick area, and pick sequencing are also recommended.
Subjects Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Operations Research
Process Control and Simulation
Keyword(s) Warehouse Optimization
Warehouse management
Simulation
Picking optimization
Order fulfilment
Anylogic
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