Automatic simulation models generation of warehouses with milk runs and pickers

By Vieira, A.; Dias, L.S.; Pereira, G.B.; Oliveira, J.A.; Carvalho, M.S.&

28th European Modeling and Simulation Symposium, EMSS 2016



To help a company of the Bosch Group to reduce its costs (both in time and space) with its supermarket, a micro simulation model was developed in Simio. Particularly, the tool is able to model pickers riding milk runs to collect containers of products, from a supermarket, to satisfy the needs of the production lines. Practitionaer may benefit from this tool, since it is able to model different supermarket scenario, for instance different storage strategies. Additionally, the supermarket itself is automatically created, through an Add-in of Simio that was developed in C#, which implements the API of Simio. Conclusions and future work are discussed.


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