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An office-products wholesaler

This distributor receives orders until early evening and then picks and ships in the night so that the product is at the customer’s site at the start of business the next day. Because response time is critical, this DC set up a fast-pick area.

Most items are relatively small (staplers, toner cartridges, pens, etc.) and are stored in bin-shelving. Here is a small subset of SKUs. The data fields are as follows:


Use the fluid model to answer the following questions. All computations can be done on a spreadsheet.