Closed Form Models for Dwell Point Locations in a Multi-aisle Automated Storage and Retrieval System

July 2015 | Hale, Trevor

This study investigates the optimal dwell point location of idle server within a multi-aisle automated storage and retrieval system.  The objective function herein is to minimize the expected value of the next transaction time for the automated storage and retrieval system.  After a brief review of the relevant literature on dwell point location, this research shows that the single server, multi-aisle dwell point location problem can be solved via an application of classical optimization of a special class of Tchebychev expected distance functions.



  • Faizul Huq
  • Michael E. Hanna
  • Adrian Gil


International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering

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