Warehouse reshuffling: Insights and optimization
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Transp. Res. Pt. e-Logist. Transp. Rev.
Warehouse operations; Facility logistics; Slotting; AUTOMATED STORAGE; RETRIEVAL-SYSTEM; ASSIGNMENT; Economics; Engineering, Civil; Operations Research & Management Science; Transportation; Transportation Science & Technology
Warehouse reshuffling is a reorganization strategy that consists of repositioning items by moving them sequentially. This study investigates how to optimize warehouse reshuffling and quantifies the effect of common assumptions. A mathematical programming formulation for the general warehouse reshuffling problem, the complexity of the problem, several heuristics based on the problem structure, a formal proof delimitating instances where double-handling can be a productive move, and managerial insights on the performance of reshuffling policies in various environments are presented. Experimental results suggest that the proposed heuristics improve upon a benchmark heuristic by relaxing how cycles are handled and incorporating double-handling. (C) 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Transportation Research Part E-Logistics and Transportation Review
"Warehouse reshuffling: Insights and optimization" (2015). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 6753.