Layout and Routing Methods for Warehouses

By Kees Jan Roodbergen


Layout and Routing Methods for Warehouses discusses aspects of order picking in warehouses. Order picking is the process by which products are retrieved from storage to meet customer demand. Various new routing methods are introduced to determine efficient sequences in which products have to be retrieved from storage. Furthermore, a new method is given to determine a layout for the order picking area. The objective is to minimize the average distance traveled per route by the order pickers.

About Kees Jan Roodbergen

Currently, Kees Jan Roodbergen is an Associate Professor at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. Besides this, he is a member of the College-Industry Council on Material Handling Education and serves on the Scientific Advisory Council of the World Food Logistics Organization. Roodbergen has been a visiting professor at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) and a visiting scholar at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His solution approaches have been successfully applied at a number of companies. In his academic research, Roodbergen has a diverse interest, ranging from the logistics of temperature-controlled (food) products, human factors in logistics, and facility logistics. He has published in international journals such as Operations Research, Interfaces, IIE Transactions and the European Journal of Operational Research.

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