A sporting goods retail company wanted to use their new multi-user-warehouse for deliveries to local stores as well as for B2C and CEP services. They asked Miebach Consulting to review the logistics of the multi-channel concept developed in the detailed planning phase by means of simulation. In addition to assessing the overall performance of the future system, there was particular focus on analyzing the efficiency of the pocket sorter.
Detailed modeling of pocket sorter from incoming orders through packaging
Modeling of generating batches, organizing, and order processing
Detailed presentation of batch commissioning in the shelving system
Balanced order dispatching and dynamic adjustment of parameters
Improved processes in order to eliminate bottlenecks at pack station among others
Simulation verified the system’s robustness and flexibility