Memorias de investigación
Research Publications in journals:
Prioritizing replenishments of the piece picking area
Year:2014

Research Areas
  • Mechanical aeronautics and naval engineering,
  • Social sciences

Information
Abstract
Having sufficient inventories in the forward or piece picking area of a warehouse is an essential condition for warehouse operations. As pickers consume the inventory in the piece racks, there is a risk of stockout. This can be reduced by the timely replenishment of products from the bulk reserve area to the forward area. We develop and compare three policies for prioritizing replenishments for the case where order picking and replenishments occur concurrently because of time restrictions. The first policy, based on the ratio of available inventory to wave demand, reduces the number of stockouts considerably. The other two more sophisticated policies reduce the number of stockouts even more but require much more computation time, and are more costly in terms of implementation, maintenance and software updates. We present the results of implementing one of these policies in the warehouse of a large cosmetics firm.
International
Si
JCR
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Title
European Journal of Operational Research
ISBN
0377-2217
Impact factor JCR
2,038
Impact info
Volume
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2013.12.045
Journal number
236
From page
126
To page
134
Month
SIN MES
Ranking
Cuartil: Q1 (mitad superior)
Participants
  • Autor: Harwin de Vries Econometric Institute, Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • Autor: Ruth Carrasco Gallego UPM
  • Autor: Taoying Farenhorst-Yuan Econometric Institute, Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • Autor: Rommert Dekker Econometric Institute, Erasmus University Rotterdam

Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Organizaciones Sostenibles