Design for Logistics - Xavier Institute of Management Bhubaneswar
... – Produce only a subset of products (because
producing each one incurs high setup cost)
– Guide customers to existing products
– Substitute products with higher feature set for
those with lower feature set
– Which products to offer, how much to keep,
how to optimally substitute ?
Warehouse Mgmt Overview
... - On track to save $6.2M through efficiency gains for 222% ROI
- Shortened monthly close from 6 days to 2 days
“With more demanding on-time requirements, inventory accuracy is essential. With
Oracle Warehouse Management we know exactly what product we have, and where,
at any point in time and the ac ...
Cellular manufacturing, a model for workplace design, is an integral part of just-in-time manufacturing and lean manufacturing, with additional applications in administrative processes. The cell, or work cell, has roots in group technology, which seeks to align process flows by families of component parts or, sometimes, families of target customers (A primary reference for this discussion on cellular manufacturing comes from a 770-page book by Hyer and Wemmerlöv devoted to the topic.)The cellular mode of process organization is in contrast to the functional, or “job-shop,” form, which “groups similar equipment” (e.g. lathes, mills, drills etc.) “into functionally specialized units in order to manufacturing a variety of dissimilar parts that may follow highly variable routings. . . . A cell, on the other hand, groups dissimilar equipment in order to produce similar parts using identical or closely related routings.” The cellular mode may be developed in the form of networks of “linked cells” in which manufacturing cells feed parts to subassembly cells, which feed subassemblies to final assembly cells. Some machines in a cell may not be “used to their capacity, which is a concern if machines are expensive, and a reason to avoid expensive machines when possible.” Among the many benefits of cells, “the overall effect is to (1) greatly shorten lead times of material through production and (2) provide excellent visibility and immediate feedback among the operations in the cell.”