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On a selection and scheduling problem in automatic storage and retrieval warehouses

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Alonso Ayuso, Antonio and Tirado Domínguez, Gregorio and Udías, Angel (2013) On a selection and scheduling problem in automatic storage and retrieval warehouses. International journal of production research, 51 (17). pp. 5337-5353. ISSN 0020-7543

Official URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00207543.2013.813984


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Warehousing is one of the main components of the supply chain and its optimisation is crucial to achieve global efficiency. Warehouse operations involve receiving, shipping, storing and order picking, among other things, and the coordinated optimisation of all these different operations is highly complex. This paper examines a real selection and scheduling problem that arises in an automatic storage/retrieval warehouse system involving the scheduling of forklift pickup operations. The objective is to minimise the total loading time of the vehicles performing transportation, while respecting their departure due dates. This complex problem is approached via a two-phase decomposition method, combining both exact and heuristic procedures. The performance of the proposed solution method is evaluated using extensive computational results from several scenarios from a real case study using data from a real mattress warehouse.


Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Warehousing systems; order picking methods; heuristics; warehouse; scheduling
Subjects:Sciences > Mathematics > Operations research
ID Code:23217
Deposited On:17 Oct 2013 11:13
Last Modified:17 Oct 2013 11:13

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