Issue: 2012/Vol.22/No.4, Pages 105-120
ANALYSIS OF THE IMPACT OF STORAGE PARAMETERS AND THE SIZE OF ORDERS ON THE CHOICE OF THE METHOD FOR ROUTING ORDER PICKING
Cite as: G. Tarczyński. Analysis of the impact of storage parameters and the size of orders on the choice of the method for routing order picking. Operations Research and Decisions 2012: 22(4), 105-120. DOI 10.5277/ord120406
The paper presents an analysis of the impact of the number of picking aisles, slots in a rack, the size of pick lists, and the routing method on the performance of the order picking process. In the analysis, the forklift truck’s maneuvers such as turns back and turns aside, omitted by some scientists, arecconsidered. Although only random storage assignment is examined in this paper, the possible congestion effect is considered. Experiments were performed by the use of simulations.
Keywords: logistics, order picking, warehouse management, simulations