Very Narrow Aisle Optimization

At Amazon, traditional non-sort (TNS) Fulfillment Centers utilize associate-operated order pickers to process inventory within wide and very narrow aisles. This project focuses on improving the cycle time for order picking within very narrow aisles (VNA) and explores opportunities such as combination tasking, protocol robustness, and automation.

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Student Team:
Ryan Kim — Master of Business Administration
Kelsey Wyatt-Mair — MBA/MSE Industrial & Operations Engineering


Project Sponsors:
John Herendeen — Principal Program Manager, Operations Integration
Benjamin Mullican — Principal Program Manager, NACF ACES Operations Integration
Greg Zielinski — Director, NACF ACES Operations Integration


Faculty Advisors:
John D. Branch—Ross School of Business
Albert Shih — College of Engineering