Reorganization of the Warehouse Activities Processes with the Framing of their Problems and Solutions
Keywords:Warehouse, Operation Chain, Goods Processing
Purpose: The aim of this study is to examine and identify goods processing operations in a warehouse and propose a reorganization of tasks to minimize processing time.
Theoretical framework: Current literature highlights the need to reorganize and adapt the operations chain (LOMBA Cédric, 2018). Some areas still need to be studied in depth to improve the supply chain. The literature on warehouse management has not sufficiently studied partial time management or closed-loop time management in the supply chain (CLSC) from goods-in to goods-out. The potential links between the risks of lost time and the management of the quality of the goods handling service have not been studied in depth.
Design/Methodology/Approach: The in-depth analysis of recent international studies published on warehouse management and the supply chain enables us to identify the studies that have the greatest impact on research.
Findings: The result of this work is the development of a double typology, one linked to the chain of operations and the other to the constraints linked to the CLSC in a warehouse. Tools will be applied to diagnose the constraints and factors adversely goods handling operations.
Research, Practical & Social implications: To help logisticians and researchers, we have proposed an operational reformulation of a warehouse, enriched with a logical framework linking the problems and their potential solutions.
Originality/Value: The article proposes an original vision to improve the spatio-temporal organization of warehouses, by synthesizing its different entities, operations, and processes while presenting all the existing problems and identifying their possible solutions.
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