Improvement of automated storage/retrieval system's response time with dedicated multiple aisles per storage/retrieval machine

Pius Egbelu, Suk Hwa Chang

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In this paper, the problem of controlling the operation of a storage/retrieval (S/R) machine in an automated storage/retrieval system (AS/RS) is presented. The focus of the paper is on how to dynamically determine the dwell point or home location of the S/R machine when it is idle so as to improve the overall service response time of the system. The decision criterion is on the minimization of the maximum (i.e., the worst) system response time. It is assumed that an S/R machine serves one or more aisles in the system and that these aisles constitute a continuous zone. A model that solves the problem is developed. A numerical example is presented to illustrate the application of the model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIndustrial Engineering Research - Conference Proceedings
Number of pages7
StatePublished - Dec 1 1995
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1995 4th Industrial Engineering Research Conference - Nashville, TN, USA
Duration: May 24 1995May 25 1995


OtherProceedings of the 1995 4th Industrial Engineering Research Conference
CityNashville, TN, USA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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