Using Spatial Simulation Modeling to Improve Warehouse- Logistics Operations Management

Ammar Al Bazi, Lynn Emery

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Abstract

The purpose of this work is to investigate the application of spatial simulation technology in the area of warehouse-logistics operations management. A computerised simulation model is developed, with the use of specialist software known as Arena, aims at identifying areas of improvement in regards to warehouse-logistics management. In particular the simulation model focused on improving the storage location of goods, the picking of goods and the allocation of resources of warehouse management as these are believed to be potential weaknesses of logistics operations.
Multiple tools and techniques are adopted for the collection of data including interviews and onsite visits; of which benefited greatly from the use of a stop watch approach. Logical identification techniques including flowchart is utilised following the collection of data. “As-Is” simulation model is developed to measure the current operations performance followed by multiple “What-If” experiments for further improvements. Sheldon Clayton Logistics Group is considered as a case study.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-53
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Review of Economics & Strategic Business Process Management
Volume1
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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International Review of Economics & Strategic Business Process Management is a
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Keywords

  • Spatial Simulation Modeling,
  • Warehouse Logistics
  • Resource Allocation
  • Layout Modeling

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