Performance Characteristics of Robotic Mobile Fulfilment Systems in Order Picking Applications
Journal article, 2018

This paper addresses the application of automation in warehouse order picking. Specifically, the paper deals with Robotic Mobile Fulfilment Systems (RMFSs). Existing literature has indicated that RMFSs can bring benefits in several performance areas, but research that deals with these benefits in detail is scarce. The purpose of the paper is to identify the performance characteristics of RMFSs and the relations between these performance characteristics and the design of the RMFSs as well as the context in which they are applied. The paper includes a review of existing literature on RMFSs and presents a case study from an application of an RMFS in the order picking of consumer goods in an e-commerce setting.

automated material handling

Order picking

warehousing

Robotic Mobile Fulfilment Systems

Author

Robin Hanson

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Supply and Operations Management

Lars Medbo

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Supply and Operations Management

Mats Johansson

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Supply and Operations Management

IFAC-PapersOnLine

24058963 (eISSN)

Vol. 51 11 1493-1498

Areas of Advance

Transport

Production

Subject Categories

Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified

Information Systemes, Social aspects

Computer Systems

DOI

10.1016/j.ifacol.2018.08.290

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1/28/2019