عنوان مقاله [English]
Pallet management system is crucial part of logistic system in pallet intensive industries such as automotive manufacturing. In practice pallet management system is in charge of delivering right amount of pallet to the right customer at the right time. In automotive manufacturing industry, pallet management system is mostly used in delivering parts and components to the OEM. System fleet size, system responsiveness and cycle time are the most important criterias in assessing system performance. The objective of this study is to develope a model for pallet management system under risk pooling approach. We start with clarifying pallet management system components using returnable transport items scientific literature review and then we propose a model for pallet management system of Saipa corporation supply chain (an Iranian automotive factory) under risk pooling approach using simulation technique. MATLAB software is used as the tool for simulation. The method of data gathering is interviewing and also reviewing document and literature and the method of data analysis is discrete event simulation
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