Estimating performance in a Robotic Mobile Fulfillment System

  title={Estimating performance in a Robotic Mobile Fulfillment System},
  author={Tim Lamballais and Debjit Roy and Ren{\'e} M. B. M. de Koster},
  journal={European Journal of Operational Research},
This paper models Robotic Mobile Fulfillment Systems and analyzes their performance. A Robotic Mobile Fulfillment System is an automated, parts-to-picker storage system where robots bring pods with products to a workstation. It is especially suited for e-commerce distribution centers with large assortments of small products, and with strong demand fluctuations. Its most important feature is the ability to automatically sort inventory and to adapt the warehouse layout in a short period of time… CONTINUE READING
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