Recent advances in the design and analysis of material handling systems

B. S. Manda, U. S. Palekar

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We present an overview of recent research in the design and control of material handling systems. Research in both shopfloor transportation systems and storage systems is covered. The issues studied range from the integrated design of manufacturing facilities and material handling systems to the performance analysis of operating policies in these systems. In general, the design and control problems in material handling systems are very hard, but analytical results can be obtained for specific configurations and relaxations of the problem.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)841-848
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Transactions of the ASME
Issue number4B
StatePublished - Nov 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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