Simulations

Activity:

Distribution Center Fulfillment Process

Equipment:

  • Alien
  • Shelving
  • Cart
  • Handheld(s)

Learning Goals &
Objectives:

  • Understand the basics of a fulfillment process
  • Be able to determine how RFID can be used to automate processes
  • Be able to determine value added by RFID technology (i.e. cycle time reduction, quality improvement,

Activity:

Shopping Cart Simulation

Equipment:

  • Alien
  • Barcode reader
  • Basket (cart)

Learning Goals &
Objectives:

  • Customer involvement in the delivery system adding value
  • Use of RFID to improve cycle time within a delivery system

Activity:

Shipping, Receiving, and Materials Handling

Equipment:

  • RFID portal
  • Handheld barcode reader
  • RFID portal
  • Cart
  • Inventory items

Learning Goals &
Objectives:

  • Shipping activity
  • Placing a PO and receiving activity
  • Material handling activity

Activity:

Line Balancing: tray assembly or “kitting material”

Equipment:

  • Mentor robot
  • Serpent robot
  • Digital scale
  • Barcode/RFID tags
  • Materials
    • Cylinders (4 different sizes)
    • Kanban carts
    • 2x2 Lego (2 different colors)
    • 2x4 Lego (2 different colors)
    • (?)
    • Black tray
    • Ziploc bags

Learning Goals &
Objectives:

  • Solve a simple line balancing problem
  • List reasons for a redesign of layouts
  • Explain the need for management of technology

Activity:

Compliance

Equipment:

  • RFID reader/antenna(s)
  • Boxes
  • RFID tags

Learning Goals &
Objectives:

  • Tag placement
  • Programming RFID tag (including association)
  • Verification of RFID tag read