Browns Shoes Warehouse – SimWell Simulates the Automated Conveyor System for Order Picking and Shipping
SimWell’s customer is a company specialized in top international designer shoe collections and exclusive street fashion. Browns Shoes wants to optimize their current Automated conveyor system for the order picking and shipping processes. The client’s shoe distribution center has an automated storage and retrieval system (ASRS).
Under some circumstances, the picking is slowed by the automated conveyor which reduces the productivity of the picking stations. The client wants to understand the relations between the variables of the system.
Summary of the process
Using the Arena simulation model, the analyst can test all the scenarios and choose the best option which the highest productivity per employee at the picking station:
- Adding 2 picking stations
- Activating the shortcuts
- Adding the fourth OSR
- Extending the loop’s conveyor length without adding a picking station
- Any other options
A useful animation and some trustworthy results
A video of the simulation has been recorded.
It shows the system with its actual parameters.