SCL SEMINAR :: When to Separate Carton-picking from Piece-picking in a Distribution Center

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    • Friday December 1, 2006 - Thursday November 30, 2006
      11:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Location: Instructional Center (IC) 115
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Barbara Christopher
Industrial and Systems Engineering
Contact Barbara Christopher
404.385.3102
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Summary Sentence: SCL SEMINAR :: When to Separate Carton-picking from Piece-picking in a Distribution Center

Full Summary: SCL SEMINAR :: When to Separate Carton-picking from Piece-picking in a Distribution Center

Many high-volume distribution centers, especially those that support retail stores, pick pieces from flow racks. Should carton quantities be picked from there as well? Or should cartons be picked from bulk storage? The former results in restocking more frequently; and the latter, higher pick costs. We build a mathematical model that tells us where each unit (cartons, pieces) of each SKU should be picked so that total labor costs (picking plus restocking) are minimized. The decision procedure is efficient and proven to err from optimal by an insignificant amount.

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H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISYE)

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  • Created By: Barbara Christopher
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Oct 8, 2010 - 7:32am
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 9:52pm