The high pressure of the aggressively competitive modern market prompts many a company to embark
on a process of continuous improvement. The survival of companies hinges on their ability to not only
adapt to changes but also anticipate future demands from the market placed on their operations.
The discussion at hand revolves around addressing the system inefficiencies at the South African
Breweries (SAB) depot in Limpopo. The goal of the report is to apply adequate facilities planning
procedure and warehouse operation problems to achieve overall efficiency in the depot.
The argument is structured as follows. The problem is thoroughly examined and defined to form the
starting point of the discussion. Literature is then discussed and analysed to aid in the further
understanding of the problem. Research into the operations forms the basis of the conceptual design
formulated in the latter sections of the report.
Thesis (B Eng. (Industrial and Systems Engineering))--University of Pretoria, 2010.