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Small warehouses generally have different needs than large warehouses. They usually do not have warehouse management systems that are data intensive and involve high capital investment. Operational procedures are more nebulous and management control is less rigid. Because of the difference in operational approach, different measures are needed in order to enhance productivity. This paper describes the results and insights gained from a study of the inventory control and warehouse operations at an industrial distributor of maintenance and repair items. The accuracy of the inventory and the efficiency of order picking are studied and appropriate measures are proposed in order to improve operations. Improvements are in the areas of process organization, inventory accuracy, inventory control, and order picking. Implementations and results are reported. Major improvements include lowering inventory levels and more efficient order picking.
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order picking, inventory control, heuristic, small warehouse., order batching

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Limère, Veronique, Aditya Pradhan, Melih Celik, and Mallory Soldner. 2011. “Warehousing Efficiency in a Small Warehouse.” In 2011 IEEE SSCI Workshop on Computational Intelligence in Production and Logistics Systems. Piscataway, NJ, USA: IEEE.
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Limère, V., Pradhan, A., Celik, M., & Soldner, M. (2011). Warehousing efficiency in a small warehouse. 2011 IEEE SSCI Workshop on Computational Intelligence in Production and Logistics Systems. Presented at the 2011 IEEE SSCI Workshop on Computational Intelligence in Production and Logistics Systems (CIPLS 2011) ; 2011 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (SSCI 2011), Piscataway, NJ, USA: IEEE.
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Limère V, Pradhan A, Celik M, Soldner M. Warehousing efficiency in a small warehouse. 2011 IEEE SSCI Workshop on Computational Intelligence in Production and Logistics Systems. Piscataway, NJ, USA: IEEE; 2011.
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Limère, Veronique, Aditya Pradhan, Melih Celik, et al. “Warehousing Efficiency in a Small Warehouse.” 2011 IEEE SSCI Workshop on Computational Intelligence in Production and Logistics Systems. Piscataway, NJ, USA: IEEE, 2011. Print.
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  abstract     = {Small warehouses generally have different needs than large warehouses. They usually do not have warehouse management systems that are data intensive and involve high capital investment. Operational procedures are more nebulous and management control is less rigid. Because of the difference in operational approach, different measures are needed in order to enhance productivity. This paper describes the results and insights gained from a study of the inventory control and warehouse operations at an industrial distributor of maintenance and repair items. The accuracy of the inventory and the efficiency of order picking are studied and appropriate measures are proposed in order to improve operations. Improvements are in the areas of process organization, inventory accuracy, inventory control, and order picking. Implementations and results are reported. Major improvements include lowering inventory levels and more efficient order picking.},
  articleno    = {S79},
  author       = {Lim{\`e}re, Veronique and Pradhan, Aditya and Celik, Melih and Soldner, Mallory},
  booktitle    = {2011 IEEE SSCI Workshop on Computational Intelligence in Production and Logistics Systems},
  isbn         = {9781612843315},
  keyword      = {order picking,inventory control,heuristic,small warehouse.,order batching},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Paris, France},
  pages        = {7},
  publisher    = {IEEE},
  title        = {Warehousing efficiency in a small warehouse},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CIPLS.2011.5953352},
  year         = {2011},
}

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