Proceedings of the 2022 International Conference on Urban Planning and Regional Economy(UPRE 2022)

Simulation and Optimization of Picking Operations in Supermarket Front Storage

Authors
Zhihong Tian1, a, Liangliang Chen1, b, Mumei Xia2, c
1School of Economics and Management, Beijing Institute of Graphic Communication, Beijing, China
2Archive (School History) library, Beijing Union University, Beijing, China
Corresponding Author
Zhihong Tian
Available Online 16 May 2022.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/aebmr.k.220502.067How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Supermarket to home; front storage; picking operations; Flexsim
Abstract

Order picking is a core aspect that affects the operational efficiency of a front storage. In this paper, a front storage of a supermarket to-home business was taken as the study case. Key operational data such as layout, SKU, staffing and order volume were analyzed. Then, the picking operations were modeled in the Flexsim simulation platform. Based on the simulation results, two picking strategies, “fruit picking” and “seeding”, were integrated to optimize the picking operations. The optimization results show a 33% reduction in average order picking time and a significant improvement in picking efficiency.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2022 International Conference on Urban Planning and Regional Economy(UPRE 2022)
Series
Advances in Economics, Business and Management Research
Publication Date
16 May 2022
ISBN
978-94-6239-578-7
ISSN
2352-5428
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/aebmr.k.220502.067How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2022 The Authors. Published by Atlantis Press International B.V.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC 4.0 license.

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AU  - Zhihong Tian
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AU  - Mumei Xia
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