Re-warehousing vs. healing: Strategies for warehouse storage location assignment

Monika Kofler, Andreas Beham, Stefan Wagner, Michael Affenzeller, Werner Achleitner

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Abstract

Since the 1960s researcher have developed various storage assignment strategies for different warehouse scenarios. Much of this research has been devoted to re-warehousing, which involves extensive re-arrangements akin to filling a warehouse from scratch. However, due to seasonal fluctuations in demand or product mix, operations managers need to periodically review item placement in practise and re-organize the warehouse to keep it operating efficiently. In this paper we demonstrate for a sample warehouse how applying a small number of cleanup tasks (=healing) every day will lead to a good total warehouse assignment over the course of many months and show that the results are competitive to re-warehousing.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLINDI 2011 - 3rd IEEE International Symposium on Logistics and Industrial Informatics, Proceedings
Pages77-82
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event3rd IEEE International Symposium on Logistics and Industrial Informatics, LINDI 2011 - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 25 Aug 201127 Aug 2011

Publication series

NameLINDI 2011 - 3rd IEEE International Symposium on Logistics and Industrial Informatics, Proceedings

Conference

Conference3rd IEEE International Symposium on Logistics and Industrial Informatics, LINDI 2011
Country/TerritoryHungary
CityBudapest
Period25.08.201127.08.2011

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