Simulationsbasierte Bewertung von intralogistischen Prozessen am Beispiel der Warenbereitstellung im Einzelhandel

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This study analyses two different shelf replenishment methods for a leading German drugstore chain and proposes a conversion from the commodity group-based shelf replenishment approach towards a shelf replenishment process based on sales data. For that the sales data of a sample retailer was collected for one quarter and analysed to determine a suitable commodity group for the simulation project. In a next step, the shelf space and the demand distribution for 106 SKUs was determined and provided the input for the simulation model to determine potential benefits of a sales data-based shelf replenishment process. We were able to show that a shelf replenishment process based on sales data provides ample opportunity for retailers to improve one of their most costly business processes.
Translated title of the contributionSimulation‐based Evaluation of Intralogistics Processes Exemplified by the Shelf Replenishment of Retailers
Original languageGerman
Title of host publicationSimulation in Produktion und Logistik 2017 : Kassel, 20.-22. September 2017
EditorsSigrid Wenzel, Tim Peter
Number of pages8
Place of PublicationKassel
PublisherKassel university press
Publication date2017
ISBN (Print)978-3-7376-0192-5
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-7376-0193-1
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventArbeitsgemeinschaft Simulation (ASIM) Fachtagung 2017: Simulation in Produktion und Logistik - Universität Kassel, Kassel, Germany
Duration: 20.09.201722.09.2017
Conference number: 17