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Title: Assess the effects of different operations policies on warehousing reliability
Authors: Choy, KL 
Sheng, N
Lam, HY
Lai, IKW
Chow, KH
Ho, GTS
Keywords: Order picking policy
Reliability
Resource-based view
Routing policy
Storage policy
Warehouse operations
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Source: International journal of production research, 2014, v. 52, no. 3, p. 662-678 How to cite?
Journal: International journal of production research 
Abstract: In this study, an assessment model for analysing the reliability of a warehouse system, focusing on resource capability, under given combinations of storage, routing, batching and zoning process policies, is proposed. A reliability assessment model is developed in order to evaluate the effect of different combinations of operations policies on warehouse reliability. To better reflect the real order pick up operations at the warehouse, a simulation model based on the operation scenarios of a Hong Kong logistics service company is developed. The simulation results are used for supporting the evaluation of warehouse reliability through using the proposed reliability assessment model. The most important finding indicates that order batching together with zoning policies yields greater warehouse reliability particularly when the daily order volume is large. In addition, another important research finding shows that warehouse performance is not constant and can drop when certain combinations of operations policies are adopted. The degrading rate of the resource (forklift) when used according to a given combination of polices is also defined by the proposed assessment method. Hence, the result helps logistics service providers enhance resource durability through modifying operations policies and by implementing proper preventive maintenance policies within a dynamic operations environment.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/33063
ISSN: 0020-7543
EISSN: 1366-588X
DOI: 10.1080/00207543.2013.827807
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