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Distribution Center Design ProjectDesign Instruction #3,TransportationDetermining Number of trucks, Receiving AreaPresently the only handling equipment that the company uses in their Chicago plant is rentedforklifts. The Forklifts truck meets the operational requirements and should be maintained.However, with the changes in capabilities of new lift trucks, the planning and design engineersare expected to take the new capabilities into account.The number of lift trucks required depends on:• Frequency and sizes of delivery trucks• Size/handling capacity of the lift truck• Variation in inter-arrival time of the delivery trucks• Efficiency of the loading/unloading operationIf accurate date is available on the above variables, an accurate number of lift trucks requiredcould be estimated using digital simulation (see appendix 1 for an example). In this project work,you can use average values for the above variables (from standard data) and multiply the resultby a safety factor.Here you have two types of unit loads (type 1 and type 2). To determine # of lift trucks do asfollow:
1-Find total number of unit-loads of type A and Total number of unit-loads of type B, from the
3- Assume that in each round trip (see Figure 1) the lift truck carries two pallet-Loads.4-The time elements for each round-trip load-unload cycle and correspond standard time for theelements are:a)-pick a pallet-load from truck. (T1)b)-traveling to the staging area. (T2)c) - unloading the pallet-load. (Same as T2)
Using standard time for a counterbalance lift truck (The first type of lift truck listed in the lifttruck standard time document you have received). Suppose using the standards your find thatCTC = 10 minutes, then workload for the lift trucks unloading the incoming truck, assuming asafety factor of 1.20 is:

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