R. J. Mantel

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In this paper we pf(~s(mt a reference framework and a classification of warehouse design and control problems. Based on this framework, we review the existing literature on warehousing systems and indicate important gaps. In particular, we emphasi:r.e the need for design oriented studies, a..'l opposed to the strong analysis oriented research on isolated(More)
In this paper we first deal with the design and operational control of Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) systems, starting from the literature on these topics. Three main issues emerge: track layout, the number of AGVs required and operational transportation control. An hierarchical queueing network approach to determine the number of AGVs is decribed. Also(More)
The warehouse is one of the major links in the supply chain; it plays a vital role in improving corporate profitability. Indeed, the performance management of logistics platforms depends on the optimal organization of different areas and flows there existing. In this context, the following paper proposes a method of warehouse spatial planning taking into(More)
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