Entry-item-quantity-ABC analysis-based multitype cigarette fast sorting system
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Original versionZhao, Y., Shi, Y., & Karimi, H. R. (2012). Entry-item-quantity-ABC analysis-based multitype cigarette fast sorting system. Mathematical Problems in Engineering, 2012, 1-9. doi: 10.1155/2012/847591 10.1155/2012/847591
Numerous items, small order, and frequent delivery are the characteristics of many distribution centers. Such characteristics generally increase the operating costs of the distribution center. To remedy this problem, this study employs the Entry-Item-Quantity (EIQ) method to identify the characteristic of the cigarette distribution center and further analyzes the importance degree of customers and the frequently ordered products by means of EQ/EN/IQ-B/IK statistic charts. Based on these analyses as well as the total replenishment cost optimization model, multipicking strategies and combined multitype picking equipment allocation is then formulated accordingly. With such design scheme, the cigarette picking costs of the distribution center are expected to reduce. Finally, the specific number of equipment is figured out in order to meet the capability demand of the case cigarette distribution center.
Published version of an article in the journal: Mathematical Problems in Engineering. Also available from the publisher at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/847591 Open access