The work addresses the reconfiguration of a three-level distribution network in the beverage industry where order picking activities have a significant impact on the system performance. Specifically, two different configurations are analysed in detail and finally compared. In the decentralized configuration(AS-IS Configuration) manual picking activities are executed in distribution centers at the second level of the distribution network.In the centralized configuration (TO-BE Configuration) automated picking systems are installed at the central distribution centerso that the final multi-item pallets are directly arranged at the first level of the distribution network.Some interesting considerations about the opportunity to invest in automated picking systems are given along with a comparison of costs and resources employed in the two configurations.

Costs and opportunities of centralizing/automating picking activities in supply chains / E., Depietri; Gebennini, Elisa; Grassi, Andrea; Rimini, Bianca; M., Pelliciari. - STAMPA. - 1:(2010), pp. 49-49. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 16th International Symposium on Inventories tenutosi a Budapest, Hungary nel August 23-27, 2010.

Costs and opportunities of centralizing/automating picking activities in supply chains

GEBENNINI, Elisa;GRASSI, Andrea;RIMINI, Bianca;
2010

Abstract

The work addresses the reconfiguration of a three-level distribution network in the beverage industry where order picking activities have a significant impact on the system performance. Specifically, two different configurations are analysed in detail and finally compared. In the decentralized configuration(AS-IS Configuration) manual picking activities are executed in distribution centers at the second level of the distribution network.In the centralized configuration (TO-BE Configuration) automated picking systems are installed at the central distribution centerso that the final multi-item pallets are directly arranged at the first level of the distribution network.Some interesting considerations about the opportunity to invest in automated picking systems are given along with a comparison of costs and resources employed in the two configurations.
16th International Symposium on Inventories
Budapest, Hungary
August 23-27, 2010
E., Depietri; Gebennini, Elisa; Grassi, Andrea; Rimini, Bianca; M., Pelliciari
Costs and opportunities of centralizing/automating picking activities in supply chains / E., Depietri; Gebennini, Elisa; Grassi, Andrea; Rimini, Bianca; M., Pelliciari. - STAMPA. - 1:(2010), pp. 49-49. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 16th International Symposium on Inventories tenutosi a Budapest, Hungary nel August 23-27, 2010.
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