IMPROVING S-SHAPE ROUTING STRATEGY FOR ORDER PICKING

1 PUKA Radosław
Co-authors:
2 DUDA Jerzy 3 KARKULA Marek
Institutions:
1 AGH University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Management, Krakow, Poland, EU, rpuka@zarz.agh.edu.pl
2 AGH University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Management, Krakow, Poland, EU, jduda@zarz.agh.edu.pl
3 AGH University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Management, Krakow, Poland, EU, mkarkula@zarz.agh.edu.pl
Conference:
CLC 2018 - Carpathian Logistics Congress, Wellness Hotel Step, Prague, Czech Republic, EU, December 3 - 5, 2018
Proceedings:
Proceedings CLC 2018 - Carpathian Logistics Congress
Pages:
729-734
ISBN:
978-80-87294-88-8
ISSN:
2694-9318
Published:
18th April 2019
Proceedings of the conference were published in Web of Science.
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511 views / 316 downloads
Abstract

The order picking in warehouses is the process of retrieving items from different storage locations according to customer orders. It is often the most consuming processes regarding workforce engagement in warehouses and significantly affects the wholesale warehouse operating costs. In warehouses with manual picking operations, pickers routing time often is the main determinant of the picking time. There many strategies for organizing order picking routes. One of the basic and is commonly used ones is S-shape strategy due to its practicality and ease of implementation. However, this strategy rarely is the optimal, but can be relatively easily adapted to the certain warehouse conditions. Thus, the paper presents a study on few systematic modifications of the classical S-shape strategy adjusted to the structure of aisles that can be found in different warehouses. Detailed assessment of the efficiency improvement of each proposed modification is provided.

Keywords: order picking, s-shape, warehouse

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