Importance of Warehouse Layout in Order Fulfilling Process Improvement
International Journal of Transportation Engineering and Technology
Volume 3, Issue 4, December 2017, Pages: 49-52
Received: Oct. 2, 2017; Accepted: Oct. 26, 2017; Published: Nov. 20, 2017
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Yu Zhang, School of Economics and Management, Chang’an University, Xi’an, China
Syed Abdul Rehman Khan, School of Economics and Management, Chang’an University, Xi’an, China
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Abstract
The warehousing layout has strategic importance in the firms’ supply chain management strategy and service level. Usually, firms design their warehouse, which can increase service level, reduce order fulfilling process time and cost. This research discussed the warehouse layout for improvement in order fulfilling process time. Researchers discussed the case study of Mury distributor, which deals in plastic pipes and some electric products. The results indicate that Mury distributor’s employees were not well-trained in their work and several times they deliver wrong products, which also become a cause of delay in customer’s orders. The findings also show that shelves and racks were not as per the requirement of the items and after model building and layout changes increased to the efficiency and service level.
Keywords
Distributor, Order Fulfilling Process, Warehouse, Supply Chain
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Yu Zhang, Syed Abdul Rehman Khan, Importance of Warehouse Layout in Order Fulfilling Process Improvement, International Journal of Transportation Engineering and Technology. Vol. 3, No. 4, 2017, pp. 49-52. doi: 10.11648/j.ijtet.20170304.11
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