Response time considerations for optimal warehouse layout design

R. Pandit, U. S. Palekar

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Abstract

We present a queuing theoretic model of a rectangular warehouse with a multi-vehicle material handling system to study the effect of warehouse design on the response time. The response time of the material handling system is shown to decrease with districting of the warehouse into service zones. An iterative procedure is presented for districting and optimal locations of input/output points. The effect of the rate of arrival of calls on optimal door location is shown to be significant.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages101-116
Number of pages16
StatePublished - Dec 1 1988
EventAdvances in Manufacturing System Engineering - 1988 - Chicago, IL, USA
Duration: Nov 27 1988Dec 2 1988

Other

OtherAdvances in Manufacturing System Engineering - 1988
CityChicago, IL, USA
Period11/27/8812/2/88

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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