Designing the Re-layout Finished Goods Warehouse through the Simulation Method

  • Nurfarahainie Abidin Faculty of Industrial Management, Universiti Malaysia Pahang
  • Ahmad Afif Ahmarofi, Dr. Faculty of Computer and Mathematical Sciences, Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Kedah
  • Anderes Gui School of lnformation systems, Bina Nusantara University, lndonesia
Keywords: Warehouse, Warehouse management, Layout design, Racking system, Anylogic Simulation Software

Abstract

The demand for gloves is increasing currently and mostly used in health facilities such as hospitals and clinics. Furthermore, laboratory facilities such as in university and schools also use gloves to handle equipment in the laboratory. Since pandemic Covid-19, personal hygiene emerged as the main concerned. Hence, not only the person who works in health facilities and laboratory, everyone used gloves, especially in the public place. Consequently, gloves demand is increasing tremendously. However, the manufacturer who produces gloves is suffering insufficient capacity in the goods warehouse due to a large number of production output. In this regard, this paper aims to improve one of the finished goods warehouse capacity that highly affected by the sudden increase in demand. An improvement of finished goods warehouse layout was developed by using a simulation tool to solve the lack of available space. It is found that the proposed layout can be fully utilized in the warehouse, thus increase the warehouse capacity efficiently.

Author Biographies

Nurfarahainie Abidin, Faculty of Industrial Management, Universiti Malaysia Pahang

Nurfarahainie Binti Abidin is a final year student of Bachelor of Business Engineering (Hons.) Email: farahainie8798@gmail.com

Ahmad Afif Ahmarofi, Dr., Faculty of Computer and Mathematical Sciences, Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Kedah

Ahmad Afif is currently a senior lecturer at Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Computer and Mathematical Sciences, Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Kedah. His areas of expertise are Artificial Intelligence (Artificial Neural Networks), Computer Simulation (System Dynamics), and Optimization Method (Linear Programming/ Integer Programming).

Anderes Gui, School of lnformation systems, Bina Nusantara University, lndonesia

Anderes Gui is serving as Associate Professor at School of lnformation systems, Bina Nusantara University, lndonesia. His research interest is in information system and technology management.

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Published
2021-03-05
How to Cite
Abidin, N., Ahmarofi, A. A., & Gui, A. (2021). Designing the Re-layout Finished Goods Warehouse through the Simulation Method. International Journal of Industrial Management, 10(1), 126-137. https://doi.org/10.15282/ijim.10.1.2021.6052