A novel design of a reconfigurable automated warehouse
Wang, Q., McIntosh, R. and Mileham, A., 2010. A novel design of a reconfigurable automated warehouse. In: Huang, G. Q., Mak, K. L. and Maropoulos, P. G., eds. Proceedings of the 6th CIRP-Sponsored International Conference on Digital Enterprise Technology. Vol. 66. Springer-Verlag, pp. 1257-1266. (Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing)
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This paper presents a conceptual design for a new generation of automated warehouses, which are made from a series of simple modules with their inherent feature of scalability and reonfigurability. A potential application example of this type of warehousing system is modelled to indicate the level of capability that the concept may provide. Physical infrastructure and operational control events within the system are illustrated in the paper. The simulation results demonstrate that the warehouse can simultaneously deliver large numbers of items from storage modules to assigned collection points with minimal delay. This can be achieved by deploying an integrated warehouse control and management mechanism using automatic identification and data capture techniques and wireless communication networks. A framework on application of these emerging technologies in order to deliver the desired coordinated functionality of such a warehousing system is also discussed in the paper.
|Item Type||Book Sections|
|Creators||Wang, Q., McIntosh, R. and Mileham, A.|
|Editors||Huang, G. Q., Mak, K. L. and Maropoulos, P. G.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords||warehouses, rfids, automation, supply chains, logistics|
|Departments||Faculty of Engineering & Design > Mechanical Engineering|
|Additional Information||6th International Conference on Digital Enterprise Technology Dec 14-16, 2009. Hong Kong, Peoples Republic of China|
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