Minimizing the Peak Load in a Shared Storage System Based on the Duration-of-Stay of Unit Loads

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The peak load is the maximum daily processing capacity requirement in a warehouse, and is an alternative criterion for the storage location assignment problem in warehousing management. This paper addresses the problem of minimizing the peak load in a storage/retrieval system with shared storage policy based on duration-of-stay of unit loads. A mixed integer programming model is presented. Two heuristics are developed to solve the problem. Their performances on different criteria are compared by computational tests.

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Minimizing the peak load in a shared storage system based in the duration-of-stay of unit loads
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International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics, 1(1), 20–36, 2009 référence BibTeX