Process simulations become indispensable in the planning stage when determining the performance of employees or the number of workstations needed. In addition, they provide verification of assumptions based, for example, only on the experience of the project team or the customer himself. Thanks to simulations we can illustrate and analyse not only diversified flows of goods, but also the behaviour of employees and their interactions inside the warehouse. They make it possible to test the planned equipment and designed processes in terms of their adaptation to the specifics of the concept, before introducing changes in the real world. We are able to observe the behaviour of the system at any level of detail and compare different scenarios, which allows us to select the most effective variant.
The processes that we can design in our simulations are primarily:
- Manual single/multiple order picking
- Receiving and packing.
- Manual sorting.
- Manual preparation of mixed pallets.
- Stacking of goods in the warehouse.
- Vehicle unloading/loading.
- Special manual processes.
- Employee behaviour during evacuation.
Thanks to process simulations, the customer can compare and check the selected processes in terms of efficiency and functionality before making an investment decision or make a business analysis of existing warehouse processes.