In today’s competitive scenario of increasingly faster deliveries and smaller order sizes, material-handling providers are progressively developing new solutions. A recent, automated material-handling technology for unit load storage and retrieval consists of an autonomous vehicle storage and retrieval system (AVS/RS). The present paper presents an analytical model to estimate the performances (the transaction cycle time and waiting times) of AVS/RS for product tote movement. The model is based on an open queuing network approach. The model effectiveness in performance estimation is validated through simulation.

Analytical model to estimate performances of autonomous vehicle storage and retrieval systems for product totes

MARCHET, GINO;MELACINI, MARCO;PEROTTI, SARA;TAPPIA, ELENA
2012

Abstract

In today’s competitive scenario of increasingly faster deliveries and smaller order sizes, material-handling providers are progressively developing new solutions. A recent, automated material-handling technology for unit load storage and retrieval consists of an autonomous vehicle storage and retrieval system (AVS/RS). The present paper presents an analytical model to estimate the performances (the transaction cycle time and waiting times) of AVS/RS for product tote movement. The model is based on an open queuing network approach. The model effectiveness in performance estimation is validated through simulation.
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