Schnellecke South Africa (“the Company”) serves as a third party logistics provider to Nissan Rosslyn (“the Client”); the duration of Schnelleckes’ service is subject to a contractual agreement.
Nissan currently utilizes three warehouses (X90, X11 and D22 warehouses) which stocks all the parts for the production of various vehicle models; such as the Nissan Tida, Livina, NP 300, NP200 and Renault Sandero. Schnellecke is only contracted for one of the three warehouses, but present studies confirmed that 90% of the causes that stops the production line are the line feeding from the two warehouses which is controlled by Nissan. Nissan called on Schnellecke to improve the remaining warehouses’ operations and layouts.
The aim of this project is to improve the Warehouse operations and layout of the X11
warehouse; which include a proposed warehouse layout, capacity calculations that will assist the decision making progress on the storage facilities and assigning parts to specific locations.
Information has been gathered from Nissans’ SAP Warehouse Management system, which was analysed in order to formulate a solution methodology in the warehouse. The project outcome contains a new proposed layout, which indicates the storage type. Through capacity calculations, the part locations with reference to the line feed method strategy is obtained. The outcomes can be seen in Annexure B – D.
This project is currently implemented into the X11 warehouse and is planned to be
completed by the end of 2010.
Thesis (B Eng. (Industrial and Systems Engineering))--University of Pretoria, 2010.