Analysis of a warehouse management system by means of simulation experiments

Aiello Giuseppe, Enea Mario, Muriana Cinzia

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Abstract

The supply chains for perishable products are nowadays affected by significant wastes and losses. Their management hence requires optimized approaches in order to remove such inefficiencies. In particular optimized warehouse management policies is a well established research topic which has been recently enriched with specific formulations for deteriorating stocks and shelf life based picking rules. In such context the proposed research aims at investigating the optimal warehouse management policy, taking into account the effects of uncertainty by means of simulation and approaching the effect of optimal picking rules. In the proposed approach, on the basis of a Weibull deterioration process, the optimal order quantity is calculated taking into account the deterioration cost, and the performance of the system is analyzed taking into account the inherent variability in the quality of the products entering the cold chain. The numerical application developed confirms the effectiveness of the model proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication10th International Conference on Modeling and Applied Simulation, MAS 2011, Held at the International Mediterranean and Latin American Modeling Multiconference, I3M 2011
PublisherCaltek s.r.l.
Pages70-79
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event10th International Conference on Modeling and Applied Simulation, MAS 2011, Held at the International Mediterranean and Latin American Modeling Multiconference, I3M 2011 - Rome, Italy
Duration: Sep 12 2011Sep 14 2011

Other

Other10th International Conference on Modeling and Applied Simulation, MAS 2011, Held at the International Mediterranean and Latin American Modeling Multiconference, I3M 2011
CountryItaly
CityRome
Period9/12/119/14/11

Keywords

  • Perishable inventory
  • Simulation
  • Supply chain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation

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