A Management Guide to Logistics Engineering (Manufacturing by K. Beal

By K. Beal

This consultant will turn out an excellent aid to companies in delivering the pratical suggestion that would permit them to grasp the paintings of logistics so it may be used to their most sensible enterprise virtue.

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This reduces the costs associated with order cancellation, deferral and change. 39 Manufacturing cycle efficiency The summation of the times to complete the value add operations is the minimum lead time that can be achieved without a re-design of the production process. In most discrete manufacturing industries today, the actual lead time is substantially greater than the "value added" time. This is used to derive a figure of merit for the logistics processes - the manufacturing cycle efficiency.

Vii) Automated Storage & Retrieval ASRS's or AutoStores are computer controlled, normally high bay, fully automated warehouses. Incoming and outgoing conveyor systems act as the interface between the store and the production and shipping sides of the operation. Pick/ Place sequencing, storage location allocation and the conveyor materials movements are computer controlled. Automatic identification techniques are used for location fixing and material tracking. 4 ECONOMIC FACTORS The cost of operating a warehouse is dependent on the throughput of parts/product and the relationship between costs and throughput.

X) High Bay Warehouse.. To handle and provide rapid access to a wide range of high-turnover goods. Consists of blocks of racking built as an integral structure. , with the unit loads moving automatically into and out of the racking. It is usually fully automated, and operates under computer control. Initial investment costs are high. Space utilisation and operating efficiency is high to give an economic operating cost. 3 PICK/PLACE TECHNIQUES i) Forklift Truck The driver is provided with a list of instructions for pick/place by location and quantity.

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