Response time considerations for optimal warehouse layout design

R. Pandit, U. S. Palekar

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We present a queueing theoretic model of a rectangular warehouse with multivehicle 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)
Pages (from-to)322-328
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Transactions of the ASME
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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