Improving the loading process of packaging lines at HEINEKEN

29 October 2015

For his thesis at the Delft University of Technology NL, Mr. S.R. IJfs performed a case study at HEINEKEN. His research question was: How can the loading process at the Zoeterwoude Brewery of HEINEKEN Nederland Supply be improved in such a way that the capacities within the process and corresponding planning are better aligned with the supply of packaging line 2, 4 and 7?
He found that the transfer car between the cross-docks and the loading stations is not able to handle certain product combinations entering the warehouse. The capacity of the loading operators is sufficient, although requiring two skilled operators. Unexpected disturbances lead to buffers (cross-docks) being occupied.
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