Analysis of the Travel Distance and the Number of Storage Location for Storage Location Allocation Methods in a Warehouse System

창고시스템에서 보관위치할당 방식에 대한 이동거리와 보관위치 수의 분석

  • Chang, Suk-Hwa (Dept. of Industrial and Management Engineering, University of Incheon)
  • 장석화 (인천대학교 산업경영공학과)
  • Published : 2006.06.30


This paper addresses the analysis of the travel distance and the number of storage location for storage location allocation methods in a warehouse system. The dedicated, randomized, combined and limited storage methods are considered. The combined and the limited storage methods are suggested here, which the combined storage method is to divide the storage locations into the dedicated storage area and the randomized storage area, and the limited storage method is to restrict the storage area of each product. Through a numerical example, the average travel distance between input/output point and the storage locations, and the number of storage location needed in the warehouse are compared between storage location allocation methods. The nearest randomized storage method is shown as the reasonable one in the travel distance and the number of storage location.


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