Application of simulation method in analysis of order-picking processes in a high-rack warehouse,

Mariusz Kostrzewski


The 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.
Author Mariusz Kostrzewski ZPBUT
Mariusz Kostrzewski,,
- Department of Constrctions Fundamentals of Transport Equipment
Journal seriesResearch in Logistics & Production, ISSN 2083-4942, e-ISSN 2083-4950
Issue year2016
Publication size in sheets2.3
Keywords in Englishhigh-rack warehouse, high-bay warehouse, simulation method, simulation model, order-picking process
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)8
ScoreMinisterial score = 8.0, 28-11-2017, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 8.0, 28-11-2017, ArticleFromJournal
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