American Society of Civil Engineers


Throughput Analysis of an Automated Warehouse with Pallet Shuttle


by Weiping Huang, (Department of Industrial Engineering, SOM, Xi’an Jiao tong University, Xianning West Road 28, P.O. Box 710049, Xi’an, China; and Construction Engineering Institute of PLA General Logistics Department, Jinhua North Road 16, P.O. Box 710032, Xi’an, China. E-mail: weip_h@163.com), Zhili Zhou, (Department of Industrial Engineering, SOM, Xi’an Jiao tong University, Xianning West Road 28, P.O. Box 710049, Xi’an, China), and Qiyuan Sun, (Department of Industrial Engineering, SOM, Xi’an Jiao tong University, Xianning West Road 28, P.O. Box 710049, Xi’an, China)
Section: Volume II - Infrastructure and Equipment of Logistics, pp. 1509-1514, (doi:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/41139(387)207)

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Document type: Conference Proceeding Paper
Part of: ICLEM 2010: Logistics For Sustained Economic Development: Infrastructure, Information, Integration
Abstract: Pallet shuttle can dramatically extend the shuttle of SRM when store or retrieve unit loads in deep lane racks. The AS/RS with pallet runner can store more unit loads in the same space. This paper describes a framework in which SRM collaborates with pallet runners to store and retrieve loads efficiently. Throughput estimation method is also presented for this novel type of automated warehouse. The method is developed from traditional dual command cycle.


ASCE Subject Headings:
Equipment and machinery
Storage facilities