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Company's Warehouse Activities Optimization

Student: Anastasiya Murtazina

Supervisor: Alexander Mayevskiy

Faculty: St.Petersburg School of Economics and Management

Educational Programme: Logistics and Supply Chain Management (Bachelor)

Year of Graduation: 2018

Nowadays the issue of optimization of warehouse activities has become an urgent priority of organization as one of the most important strategic part in a logistic network. The primary aim of this research is to optimize the processes in the warehouse logistics of the company "Dymka". The aim of this research leads to formulation of the following research question: «What processes need to be optimized in the warehouse of the company «Dymka»? The novelty of the work is determined by absence of a general optimization algorithm applied for all types of warehouses. Despite the fact that this area is developing at a rapid pace, the issue of optimization is still not fully learnt and experts can not agree on a certain opinion on this topic. For these reasons, a detailed research of this problem can make a significant contribution to the process of optimization of company`s warehouse activities. Moreover, the list of recommendations for making high-level logistics in the warehouse will be relevant not only for this company, but also for other companies, which seeks to increase the efficiency of its warehouse activities. The structure of this proposal is determined by its objectives. The first part is theoretical and dedicated to the study of the company`s warehouse logistics. Moreover, it analyzes various methods of optimization, including criteria for selecting an appropriate model. The second part is methodological and employ the method of semi-structured interview that will help to collect information about available data and desired results. It also includes description of the company «Dymka» and analyzes details of the warehouse processes that need to be optimized. The last part discusses anticipated results.

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