Simulation of a meat warehouse for EDEKA Südwest Fleisch GmbH
EDEKA Südwest Fleisch GmbH has built a new, highly efficient meat processing facility in Rheinstetten (Germany). Since mid-2011, meat and sausage products are produced there and delivered to more than 1,250 stores of the food retailer EDEKA Südwest.
System supplier Vanderlande Industries GmbH was awarded the contract to build the logistics system in between production and distribution. In order to safeguard planning and investments, SimPlan Integrations GmbH was subsequently commissioned to simulate the entire system.
The challenge of the project was to plan a highly dynamic, 20-aisle shuttle system that serves as supply warehouse for order picking and as buffer storage for distribution at the same time. Distribution requires that the E1 and E2 containers and boxes in the system are stored in exact order on the standard lattice box vehicles. All this requires the shuttle block to store more than 7,000 loading units per hour.
The project was realized with the simulation tool AutoMod. The following sections were modeled strategically and in detail:
- high-bay pallet warehouse with pre-storage area and 10 de-palletizing stations
- 20-aisle shuttle system with double-lifters and 140 shuttles
- more than 3,000 meters of conveyor technology
- order picking area with flow racks at 19 manual and two automatic goods-to-man work stations
- distribution system with sorter, sequencing buffer and dolly loading station