Reception, picking, and dispatching system in Almirall labs

Description 

The merger of two large pharmaceutical companies, Almirall and Prodesfarma, originated this simulation study to design the configuration of the new plant for dispatch / reception Almirall has in Sant Andreu de la Barca and to guarantee a good handling of the new integrated management of more than 700 references of different products:

  • Simulation of large logistical contexts.
  • Design of the new plant reception, picking and dispatch.
  • Evaluation of alternatives – work shifts, auto-dispensers, elevator belts.
Duration of the project 
January, 1997 to January, 1999
Client 
Benefits for the client 
  • Analysis of data: study of the details (700+ different references)
  • Seasonality
  • New layout and sizing of equipment
  • Proposed levels of automation
  • Determination of the types of packaging
  • 3-D view of the new plant
  • Reduction of the risk of implantation in:
    • The merger of two companies and several production plants
    • Different management and production cultures
    • Requirement of 24/48 hour service
    • Special products
Services 
  • Stochastic model simulation of the new plant
  • ABC analysis of the products
  • Analysis of the size of picking boxes
Technology 
C++,
Delphi,
DirectX,
Especificació SDL
Areas of expertise involved in the project 
Project Manager 
inLab Team 

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