Warehouse Optimization: Packing-algorithms for goods with complex geometries

Schepers, Jörg and Wottawa, Michael (1996) Warehouse Optimization: Packing-algorithms for goods with complex geometries.
Published In: Selected papers of the Symposium on Operations Research (SOR'95) : Passau, September 13 - September 15, 1995 Springer 1996, pp. 125-131.


In the organization of a warehouse one has to optimize different work routines such as shortest-path-problems, three-dimensional packing problems and assignment/placement problems. Within the framework of the implementation of an integrated warehouse optimization system we started to deal with the packing problems and their integration into algorithms for vehicle routing problems. In this talk we present a practical packing problem arising from the packing of bathtubs and other goods with complex geometry on pallets. We model this problem both as a packing problem and as a vehicle routing problem and discuss suitable algorithms and present some computational results.

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ZAIK Number: zpr95-198
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Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2001 00:00
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URI: http://e-archive.informatik.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/198