Improving order-picking operations with precedence constraints through efficient storage location assignment: evidence from a retail company

Maria A. M. Trindade, Paulo S. A. Sousa, Maria R. A. Moreira

Resultado de pesquisarevisão de pares

2 Citações (Scopus)
2 Transferências (Pure)

Resumo

This paper is inspired by a manual picking retail company where shape and weight constraints affect the order-picking process. We proposed an alternative clustering similarity index that considers the similarity, the weight and the shape of products. This similarity index was further incorporated in a storage allocation heuristic procedure to set the location of the products. We test the procedure in a retail company that supplies over 191 stores, in Northern Portugal. When comparing the strategy currently used in the company with this procedure, we found out that our approach enabled a reduction of up to 40% on the picking distance; a percentage of improvement that is 32% higher than the one achieved by applying the Jaccard index, a similarity index commonly used in the literature. This allows warehouses to save time and work faster.
Idioma originalEnglish
Páginas (de-até)34-52
Número de páginas19
RevistaU.Porto Journal of Engineering
Volume7
Número de emissão3
DOIs
Estado da publicaçãoPublicado - 30 abr 2021

Impressão digital

Mergulhe nos tópicos de investigação de “Improving order-picking operations with precedence constraints through efficient storage location assignment: evidence from a retail company“. Em conjunto formam uma impressão digital única.

Citação