A specialized manufacturer of corrosion- and wear-resistant materials was planning to construct a new distribution center for storing and commissioning all their goods. They asked Miebach Consulting to run a simulation for the planned in-floor conveyor which was supposed to connect the high-bay warehouse with the receiving, commissioning and outbound areas. The simulation needed to verify the performance and efficiency of the planned installation taking into account different order structures.
Evaluate ideal number of vehicles to handle the transport volume
Investigate the impact of layout adaptions and expansions
Assess the facility’s performance reserve capabilities
Reduced number of integrated ‘Pick & Pack’ work stations
Decreased order throughput time by about 20%
Achieved sustainable service level of at least 99%