Reduction of walking time in the distribution center of De Bijenkorf

@inproceedings{Koster2000ReductionOW,
  title={Reduction of walking time in the distribution center of De Bijenkorf},
  author={Ren{\'e} M. B. M. de Koster and Kees Jan Roodbergen and Ronald van Voorden},
  year={2000}
}
In many distribution centers, there is a constant pressure to reduce the order throughput times. One such distribution center is the DC of De Bijenkorf, a retail organization in The Netherlands with 7 subsidiaries and a product assortment of about 300,000 SKUs (stock keeping units). The orders for the subsidiaries are picked manually in this warehouse, which is very labor intensive. Furthermore many shipments have to be finished at about the same time, which leads to peak loads in the picking… CONTINUE READING
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