The depot design developed for the project, meets all the criteria identified by TrenStar and Ford Motor Company. The current design can handle the volumes of reusable packaging, has the identified areas required to perform all the functions that is needed to service, store and prepare the reusable packaging for dispatch. A staging area has also been designed to support DHL truck’s with loading of the reusable packaging. This new depot must provide Ford and their suppliers with the best support and service with reusable packaging, as well as tracking the packaging from the depot to the suppliers and back, giving total visibility to the supply chain.
Thesis (B Eng. (Industrial and Systems Engineering))--University of Pretoria, 2011.