Feasibility study redesign checking & packing process (3D/simulation)
Amgen is an American multinational biopharmaceutical company and is the world’s largest independent biotechnology firm.
Groenewout was asked to do a check on the possible redesign of the Pick & Pack area. The check was done to maximize productivity and capacity given an increase in direct orders and the in house positioning of external forwarder shipping processes
A feasibility study is performed to redesign the checking & packing process. In the first part of the study, the scope of the direct order flow and its impact on the total flow was defined. This to allow defining a right concept. Several alternative solutions were proposed and discussed in the project team leading to a preferred solution. A sensitivity check was executed on the concept trying to integrate different possible future extensions.
The preferred concept is described in a technical and functional way making possible suggestions for adaptations to the check and pack process, supported by several 3D-visualization means.
- Maximization of productivity and capacity in pick and pack hall
- Synchronization of VAL-activities within packing process
- Meeting GMP requirements by preventing crossing flows
- Optimization of direct order process flow mechanization to and from pack-tables.
50 years of experience
Consulting firm with over 50 years of experience.
Availability of a European logistics database with benchmark figures on transportation and warehouse costs.
Full scope expertise on network design, as well as warehouse design (conceptual layout, logistics - and storage equipment) and logistics building design (engineering and investment calculations).
Ability to support implementation of new logistics concepts (70% of Groenewout revenue is with existing customers in follow-up/implementation projects.
Extensive operational knowledge, hands-on, pragmatic and bottom-up approach.