Materials Handling and Storage in Logistics Systems
The aim of this paper is firstly (in Part A) to set AHS in the context of the overall logistic chain and to highlight some aspects which have not received much attention from researchers. It will then (in Part B) explore one particular aspect in more depth, the development of guidance systems for automated guided vehicles (AGVs) with special reference to free-ranging capability. The paper deals only with unit load systems and will stress the linkages necessary between the physical material and information flows.
KeywordsSmart Card Automatic Identification Guidance System Automate Guide Vehicle Dead Reckoning
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