Sponsor: National Science Foundation Research Team: Timothy Matis Universities Involved: Texas Tech University Start Date: 01/01/08 End Date: 12/31/08 Summary: Presently, a large percentage of cotton that is produced in this region is ginned and then shipped to Fort Worth, Texas where it is warehoused prior to shipping, often in […]
Sponsor: U.S. Army Defense Ammunition Center Research Team: James Harmon Universities Involved: Oklahoma State University Start Date: 01/01/07 End Date: 12/31/10 Summary: The remediation of surplus nitro-aromatic explosives is key to alleviating the task of storing increasing stockpiles of out-of-specification munitions. The focus of this project is the design of […]
Order picking is the most costly activity in a typical distribution center. This project focused on the development of a slotting approach that is based on order sequences. A mathematical model of the problem is formulated and solutions are compared to several heuristics in order to illustrate the value of an order-based slotting approach. Preliminary results on a large scale data set show a picking cost savings between 15-3% over a manual approach.