warehouse calculation

Hamburg, Germany

#1 Dec 19, 2012
Hello there :)
I need help for a tast I got at university. I need the way how to calculate and the right

result to learn by myself how to calculate it.
Sorry for my english.

Thanks a lot for help. There is the task:

A company which is producing machines wants to change his procurement for the spare

sparts. The task is to check is the 'Kanban-System' is a good option in alternate to the


Data warehouse:

Spare parts: Price/pallet USD 2000.00,-
Stock: 6000 pallets (constant), consumption 4800 pallets p.a.

warehouse costs p.m.
rental USD 1520.00,- p.m.
excise dues: USD 980.00,- p.m.
forklift: USD 2150.00,- p.m.
human ressources: USD 6220.00,- p.m.
costs for the transport of the spare parts: USD 1500.00,- p.m.

capital commitment costs: 5.5% p.a.

Data Kanban-System:

spare parts: price/pallet increases by 7.5%

costs for the transport of the spare parts: USD 4500.00,- p.m.

warehouse is closed now, but there is now a constant stock of 200 pallets at the


Task: Calculate the costs for the warehouse p.a. inklusive capital commitment costs. The

stock in the warehouse is all the time constant. The number is pallets which are put into

and out of the warehouse is the same of the consumption - they are inklusive the


calculate as well the costs of the Kanban-System inclusive capital commitment costs.

How much can the company save by switching to the Kanban-System?

USD 175,550.00,-?
USD 177,200.00,-?
nothing ?

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