Order picking optimization at a pickup-van storage manufacturing warehouse
Ranger Design is a manufacturer of van storage units and accessories. Since order picking activities are considered to be an integral part of its warehouse operations and perceived to be conducive to significant improvements, re-engineering and optimization of the order picking process are in order. As such, the company is looking for an opportunity to reduce the travel time involved in order picking by re-engineering and optimizing the order picking process. This applied research project aims at developing an optimization model through which the most promising warehouse order picking operations in terms of travel time reduction are identified. The study will also address sensitivity analyses of input parameters. An implementation plan for the proposed order picking system will be presented.