publication . Preprint . Research . 2009

Open Location Management in Automated Warehousing Systems

Yu, Y.; de Koster, M.B.M.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 30 Jan 2009
  • Publisher: Erasmus Research Institute of Management
Abstract
A warehouse needs to have sufficient open locations to be able to store incoming shipments of various sizes. In combination with ongoing load retrievals open locations gradually spread over the storage area. Unfavorable positions of open locations negatively impact the average load retrieval times. This paper presents a new method to manage these open locations such that the average system travel time for processing a block of storage and retrieval jobs in an automated warehousing system is minimized. We introduce the effective storage area (ESA), a well-defined part of the locations closest to the depot; where only a part of the open locations –the effective op...
Subjects
free text keywords: AS/RS, distribution science, open locations, storage and retrieval, warehousing, open locations, distribution science, AS/RS, warehousing, storage and retrieval, jel:M, jel:L81, jel:R4, jel:C61, jel:M11

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publication . Preprint . Research . 2009

Open Location Management in Automated Warehousing Systems

Yu, Y.; de Koster, M.B.M.;