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Automated storage and retrieval systems : a review on travel time models and control policies.


Vasili, M. R. and Tang, Sai Hong and Vasili, Mehdi (2012) Automated storage and retrieval systems : a review on travel time models and control policies. In: Warehousing in the Global Supply Chain. Springer, London, pp. 159-209. ISBN 9781447122739; EISBN: 9781447122746


Automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS) is one of the major material handling systems, which is widely used in distribution centers and automated production environments. AS/RSs have been utilized not only as alternatives to traditional warehouses but also as a part of advanced manufacturing systems. AS/RSs can play an essential role in modern factories for work-in-process storage and offer the advantages of improved inventory control and cost-effective utilization of time, space and equipment. Many issues and approaches related to the efficiency improvement of AS/RSs have been addressed in the literature. This chapter presents an overview of this literature from the past 40 years. It presents a comprehensive description of the current state-of-the-art in AS/RSs and discusses future prospects. The focus is principally on travel time estimates and different control policies such as dwell-point of the stacker crane, storage assignment, request sequencing and so on. In particular, this chapter will provide researchers and decision makers with an understanding of how to apply existing approaches effectively.

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Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-2274-6_8
Publisher: Springer
Keywords: Retrieval systems; Travel time models; Automated storage.
Depositing User: Suzila Mohamad Kasim
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2014 03:10
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2014 03:10
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/26268
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