Storage location assignment: Using the product structure to reduce order picking times
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 1996

The stock location assignment problem is concerned and a strategy for prestructuring components and information for the picking work in storehouses is described. This classification is derived from the product structures transformed to support a holistic perception aimed at the material handler/picker. The results imply a more efficient material handling through reorganizing the components in the storage system, in order to support the work from the picker's point of view. A storage location assignment strategy emanating from the product structure is proposed, and is exemplified by using empirical data from a case study. The result from this case study was a reduction in picking information of more than 75%, which in turn greatly reduced the amount of information to the picker.


Henrik Brynzér

Institutionen för transportteknik

Mats Johansson

Institutionen för transportteknik

International Journal of Production Economics

0925-5273 (ISSN)

Vol. 46-47 595-603


Produktionsteknik, arbetsvetenskap och ergonomi

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