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Throughput Analysis of Manual Order Picking Systems with Congestion Consideration

Book Series: Wissenschaftliche Berichte des Institutes für Fördertechnik und Logistiksysteme des Karlsruher Instituts für Technologie ISSN: 01712772 ISBN: 9783866447592 Year: Volume: 76 Pages: XI, 245 p. DOI: 10.5445/KSP/1000024813 Language: ENGLISH
Publisher: KIT Scientific Publishing
Subject: Technology (General)
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Throughput in manual order picking systems with narrow aisles suffers from congestion as pickers cannot pass each other. Only few models incorporate congestion but they have very strict assumptions. In this work, queueing theory is used to analyze systems with traversal routing as well as different storage policies. The models are able to estimate throughput for many alternative designs in a relatively short amount of time. New guidelines for narrow-­aisle order picking systems are introduced.

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