Improving order fulfillment time : a simulation study to evaluate picking strategies

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dc.contributor.author Mendoza Andrade, Abraham
dc.contributor.author Urzúa González, Mercedes
dc.date.accessioned 2018-11-07T17:09:23Z
dc.date.available 2018-11-07T17:09:23Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.citation Urzúa, M., Mendoza, A., & González, A. O. (2018). Improving order fulfillment time: A simulation study to evaluate picking strategies. Paper presented at the IISE Annual Conference and Expo 2018, 1139-1144. es_ES, en_US
dc.identifier.other Campus Guadalajara es_ES, en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://scripta.up.edu.mx/xmlui/handle/123456789/4734
dc.description.abstract In providing optimal customer service levels in a supply chain network, a Distribution Center (DC) is considered a critical node. Therefore, improving order fulfillment time at DCs becomes critical to achieve world-class operations. One of the key processes involved in order fulfillment is that of picking, the activity that consumes most time when fulfilling an order. This article presents the analysis of an actual system that stores products in a random fashion and releases orders following FIFO rules. A simulation model is built and two scenarios analyzed. The first one (baseline) reflects the current DC operation. The second scenario (projected) includes the implementation of three picking strategies aimed at improving system performance: slotting, wave picking, and expedite picking (balancing picker's workload). The following KPIs are used to compare both scenarios: order fulfillment lead-time, picks per man-hour, average picking time per order, average time to pack an order. Simulation results show that the systematic implementation of the proposed strategies achieves substantial improvements, not only in the order fulfillment time (54% reduction), but also in the number of orders completed in less than 8 hours, the number of orders picked per man hour and a reduction of pickers idle time. © 2018 Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE). All rights reserved. es_ES, en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility Investigadores es_ES, en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility Maestros
dc.description.statementofresponsibility Estudiantes
dc.description.tableofcontents Ingeniería es_ES, en_US
dc.language Inglés es_ES, en_US
dc.publisher Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, IISE es_ES, en_US
dc.relation Versión del autor es_ES, en_US
dc.relation.ispartof REPOSITORIO SCRIPTA es_ES, en_US
dc.relation.ispartof REPOSITORIO NACIONAL CONACYT es_ES, en_US
dc.relation.ispartof OPENAIRE es_ES, en_US
dc.rights Acceso Embargado es_ES, en_US
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 es_ES, en_US
dc.subject Customer service level es_ES, en_US
dc.subject Order fulfillment es_ES, en_US
dc.subject Picking policies es_ES, en_US
dc.subject Actual system es_ES, en_US
dc.subject Customer service levels es_ES, en_US
dc.subject Distribution centers es_ES, en_US
dc.subject Improving systems es_ES, en_US
dc.subject Order fulfillment es_ES, en_US
dc.subject Simulation model es_ES, en_US
dc.subject Simulation studies es_ES, en_US
dc.subject Supply chain network es_ES, en_US
dc.subject Supply chains es_ES, en_US
dc.subject.classification INGENIERIA Y TECNOLOGIA es_ES, en_US
dc.title Improving order fulfillment time : a simulation study to evaluate picking strategies es_ES, en_US
dc.type texto es_ES, en_US


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