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HW1%20Solution%20Key - IOE 447 HOMEWORK # 1 Due: September...

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IOE 447 HOMEWORK # 1 F’07 YAB Due: September 24, 2007 ANSWER KEY 1. Short answer: “Product:” What service is provided by the warehouse? For example, is it the type of warehouse Amazon.com would use? If yes, then primary function is picking the orders placed by the retail customers. Or, it could be a warehouse for spare parts, meaning it supports a repair service. Or, it could be a warehouse for raw materials needed by a manufacturing concern, meaning the warehouse supports a manufacturing operation the orders are parts needed for manufacturing. “Process:” How are the services provided? For example, if it’s an Amazon.com warehouse, how is order picking done? Is it by pickers pushing carts along the aisles (much like grocery shopping for example)? Where and how are the unit loads stored? In pallet racks or shelving, for example? What type of unit loads and containers are handled in the warehouse? For example, is it palletized loads, or tote boxes, or a mixture of the two? What are the weights and dimensions of the unit loads
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