An optimal storage assignment for automated rotating carousels

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Automated rotating carousels (ARCs) are increasingly used as building blocks for material storage and control systems in factories to provide easy and quick access to materials. This technical note introduces a simple and robust storage assignment policy that minimizes the expected turnaround time for accessing an item in an automated rotating carousel. The policy is shown to be optimal for a class of dwell point strategies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)105-107
Number of pages3
JournalIIE Transactions (Institute of Industrial Engineers)
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1995

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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