Computer Aided Design of Unit Loads: A Design and Selection Procedure

  • Jaime Trevino
  • Juan J. Daboub
Conference paper
Part of the Progress in Material Handling and Logistics book series (LOGISTICS, volume 2)


A computer aided approach for unit load design and selection based on product characteristics, pallet/container dimensions, and facility and operational constraints is discussed in detail. The unit load design and selection problem is formulated as a nonlinear integer programming problem and solved by a heuristic approach and by an intelligent enumeration procedure.


Material Handling Unit Load Handling Cost Total Cost Function Plant Layout 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jaime Trevino
    • 1
  • Juan J. Daboub
    • 2
  1. 1.North Carolina State UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Empaques Plasticos, S.A., de C.V.Mexico

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