In the distribution industry warehousing plays one of the most important roles in the distribution of products. It is therefore of utmost importance that a warehouse performs at optimum levels to ensure cost efficiency, in time delivery and productivity.
All warehouses have opportunities for improvement; the opportunities just need to be identified. There are a significant number of methods and techniques to identify and solve problems within a warehouse. Some of these methods and/or techniques involve the elimination of bottle necks, which can increase the throughput volume of a warehouse and ultimately lead to an increase in profit.
This project primarily consists of building a simulation model in order to determine the optimum number of resources required in the current bottleneck of the warehouse; the audit area.
Thesis (B Eng. (Industrial and Systems Engineering))--University of Pretoria, 2012.