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Lean warehousing: A case study of a Greek warehouse

Tziatzios, Theodoros LU (2021) SMMM20 20201
Department of Service Management and Service Studies
Abstract
Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to firstly identify and illustrate the problems within a
selected warehouse. This dissertation is based on the 5s lean tool and also aims to develop
solutions in order the warehouse to work in a more efficient way.

Methodology: For this thesis, the observation method has been chosen as the most suitable
way of gathering the necessary data. For 50 days, I had an active appearance in the warehouse
where I observed the employees and the warehousing operations, I applied the 5s lean tool
and finally the rest of the days I studied the results this tool brought both in the warehouse and
employees as well.

Findings: The findings of this research indicate that a lean warehouse can... (More)
Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to firstly identify and illustrate the problems within a
selected warehouse. This dissertation is based on the 5s lean tool and also aims to develop
solutions in order the warehouse to work in a more efficient way.

Methodology: For this thesis, the observation method has been chosen as the most suitable
way of gathering the necessary data. For 50 days, I had an active appearance in the warehouse
where I observed the employees and the warehousing operations, I applied the 5s lean tool
and finally the rest of the days I studied the results this tool brought both in the warehouse and
employees as well.

Findings: The findings of this research indicate that a lean warehouse can finally exist with
the help of a lean tool; in our case the 5s lean tool. In general, the warehouse does not remind
the initial situation that I faced the first day. However, as every environment is different, great
attention must be paid from warehouse managers, owners and lean practitioners on which
methods and tools they will decide to apply in the warehouse.

Key Words: lean, wastes, lean warehousing, warehousing, 5s lean tool. (Less)
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author
Tziatzios, Theodoros LU
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course
SMMM20 20201
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type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Key Words: lean, wastes, lean warehousing, warehousing, 5s lean tool.
language
English
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9038511
date added to LUP
2021-01-28 09:18:48
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  abstract     = {{Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to firstly identify and illustrate the problems within a
selected warehouse. This dissertation is based on the 5s lean tool and also aims to develop
solutions in order the warehouse to work in a more efficient way.

Methodology: For this thesis, the observation method has been chosen as the most suitable
way of gathering the necessary data. For 50 days, I had an active appearance in the warehouse
where I observed the employees and the warehousing operations, I applied the 5s lean tool
and finally the rest of the days I studied the results this tool brought both in the warehouse and
employees as well.

Findings: The findings of this research indicate that a lean warehouse can finally exist with
the help of a lean tool; in our case the 5s lean tool. In general, the warehouse does not remind
the initial situation that I faced the first day. However, as every environment is different, great
attention must be paid from warehouse managers, owners and lean practitioners on which
methods and tools they will decide to apply in the warehouse.

Key Words: lean, wastes, lean warehousing, warehousing, 5s lean tool.}},
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  title        = {{Lean warehousing: A case study of a Greek warehouse}},
  year         = {{2021}},
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