Application of simulation method in analysis of order-picking processes in a high-rack warehouse,
AbstractThe aim of this paper is to discuss and explain the use of simulation methods in basic research on the most complicated type of processes in internal logistics, namely order-picking process, in case of high-rack warehouse(s). The research was conducted for randomised orders in picking lists. The analysis in the paper leads to determination whether the gained samples of data could be assigned as any theoretical probability distribution. By the name ”samples of data”, time durations of entire order-picking processes are understood. In order to study these processes, a simulation model was developed. The model was validated in order to compare its performance with classic method of order-picking time calculation in engineering practice. The simulation model considered in the paper was developed in accordance with guidelines of Discrete Event System Specification (DEVS) structure. The simulation tool used to build and analyse the simulation model was Plant Simulation 10.1.
|Journal series||Research in Logistics & Production, ISSN 2083-4942, e-ISSN 2083-4950|
|Publication size in sheets||2.3|
|Keywords in English||high-rack warehouse, high-bay warehouse, simulation method, simulation model, order-picking process|
|Score|| = 8.0, 11-03-2020, ArticleFromJournal|
= 8.0, 11-03-2020, ArticleFromJournal
|Publication indicators||= 2.0|
|Citation count*||2 (2020-09-05)|
* presented citation count is obtained through Internet information analysis and it is close to the number calculated by the Publish or Perish system.