Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Winter 2011


Timothy Anderson

Course Title

Operations Research

Course Number

ETM 540


Warehouses operations are very complex and inefficiencies in the storage operations can directly impact a Company’s bottom line. For Companies like Amazon which ship millions of orders every day, efficient warehouse operations are at the heart of their operation. Design, layout and operation of a typical warehouse involve different factors to keep in mind and optimizing all the decision variables and still operating efficiently can be very challenging. This paper tries to look at the warehouse operations of a beverage company which manufactures and distributes a variety of drinks to major grocery stores. Whole operation involves storing the produced goods in the aisles, picking from the aisle as per the sales order and minimize the time to load a truck.


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