Storage System Layout

Part of the Contributions to Management Science book series (MANAGEMENT SC.)


A warehouse consists of a number of parallel aisles. The items are stored on both sides of the aisles. Order pickers are assumed to be able to traverse the aisles in both directions and to change direction within the aisles. Their major roles include: buffering the material flow along the supply chain to accommodate variability caused by factors such as product seasonality and/or batching in production and transportation; consolidation of products from various suppliers for combined delivery to customers; and value-added-processing such as kitting, pricing, labeling, and product customization.


Planning Horizon Storage Location Unit Load Order Picker Material Handling Cost 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Industrial EngineeringAmirkabir University of TechnologyTehranIran

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