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SIM Distribution Network Inside 4 Walls

We consider a supply chain comprising:

  • 1 supplier delivering laptops
  • Customers in the 50 largest cities of Germany
  • DCs in Heidelberg and Hannover

The advantage of anyLogistix is the ability to extend any object using AnyLogic. You can model site operations inside four walls: the warehouse is divided into several zones and has several staff types. The pallets are delivered to the warehouse by trucks. The warehouse workers unload the pallets, register, mark them, and then move the pallets to the placement zone, whereupon forklift trucks move them to the storage.

For each order a warehouse receives, a forklift picks a single pallet from the storage and transports it to the dispatch area. The controlling staff of this area matches the pallet contents with the order. A retail (smaller) truck later drives into the warehouse and takes the pallet out of the warehouse. The zone and staff utilization data is collected and visualized. Resource capacities can change dynamically.

Result

This scenario illustrates the effect of staff utilization on the ELT service level.

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