Consolidation & packaging areas cause 26% of total costs in a distribution center. Due to a big rate of manual jobs, it is the most important process after storage & picking. But there is hardly any literature concerning packing areas. Thus we present both a systematic method to structure and evaluate packaging areas including a KPI-System and best-practices to design such areas. Above all, a market study of technicl realization is shown. These results help to make tendering simpler, tenders can be compared better and monitoring and evaluation of packing areas gets possible.
Development of a systematic method to evaluate packaging areas
25th European Conference on operational research