This data has been adapted from a real warehouse. If you use it for a purpose other than Georgia Tech’s ISyE 6335 class, please include the following acknowledgement “This data courtesy of warehouse-science.com”.
This tire distributor stores all product on pallets. Each SKU may be stored either in bulk storage, which is 5-high floor-stack in a separate warehouse, or in the fast-pick area, which is 1-deep pallet rack. All pallets are of identical dimensions; but different SKU’s may have different numbers of pieces per pallet.
Here is a list of the SKU’s in the warehouse and something about their activity. Each row corresponds to one SKU and the columns correspond to the following fields:
Restocks of the fast-pick area average 3.5 person-minutes per pallet. Picks from the fast-pick area average 0.45 minutes per pick-line for less-than-pallet quantities and about the same per pallet for full-pallet picks; picks from bulk average 2.34 minutes per pick-line for less-than-pallet quantities and about the same per pallet for full-pallet quantities.
If a SKU is stored partly in the fast-pick area and partly in bulk storage, then all of its piece picks must come from the fast-pick area and all of its full-pallet picks must come from the bulk storage area.
Suggestion: Use the pallet-slotting software to answer these questions.