Storage Layout at Kalmar Industries in Lidhult -Improved usage of the outdoor storage area, thereby a more efficient material flow
The main purpose of this study is to examine the possibilities of improving the layout of the outdoor storage of Kalmar Industries in Lidhult. It will be explored whether or not it is possible to relocate articles based upon certain principles, in order to decrease internal transportation with a view to achieving achieve a more efficient and functioning material flow. The thesis also contains discussions concerning various problems that a possible change of a storage layout might lead to. Outside located storage areas is a topic within the field of logistics that has not been investigated and analysed in detail. Most of the studies carried out that are in line with this topic are based on indoor storage and other types of warehouse functions. Therefore, we found it interesting to examine this challenging and complex topic. The study is mainly focused on the articles that are stored outside. These are large articles that cannot be stored inside due to size or weight. The investigation looked at the articles from when the supplier enters the main entrance until the final products leave the area and pass the gate on the way to the customer.
Göteborg University. School of Business, Economics and Law