标题：Seed combine accompanying selection rule of order-batching methods in a Multi-Shuttle Warehouse System
作者：Zhang, Yunji ;Wu, Yaohua ;Ma, Wenkai
作者机构：[Zhang, Yunji ;Wu, Yaohua ;Ma, Wenkai ] School of Control Science and Engineering, Shandong University, Jinan, China
会议名称：2017 Chinese Automation Congress, CAC 2017
会议日期：20 October 2017 through 22 October 2017
来源：Proceedings - 2017 Chinese Automation Congress, CAC 2017
关键词：Accompanying-Order Selection Rules; Multi-Tier Shuttle Warehouse System; Order-Batching Methods; Order-Picking; Seed-Order Selection Rules
摘要：Order-batching is a common practice in orderpicking which can reduce the total picking time if the orders have many relevant in Multi-Shuttle Warehouse System. In this paper, the performance of different order-batching methods that are made up of one seed-order selection rule and one accompanying-order selection rule is investigated. A seed-order selection rule selects the first order (i.e. the seed order) in an order batch, while an accompanying-order selection rule selects the rest of orders (i.e. the accompanying orders) to be added to the order batch. In this paper, experiment research the performance of five seed-order selection rules and seven accompanying-order selection rules. The simulate experiment environment is a Multi-Shuttle Warehouse System. This investigate wants to understand the performance of every selection rules in different order structure type, especially the performance of their combination. Different random orders were generated and tested for this purpose. We got data by simulation experiment to analyze those order batching method and find the best one. Finally we fount that all order-batching method can improve efficiency and the small number of sorting rule (i.e. a seed order selection rule) with the great number of identical SKU rate (i.e. a accompanying order selection rule) combine is the most efficient method, compared random rule can improve about 35% efficiency in simulation experiment. It is hoped that the knowledge learned from this study can benefit practitioners in Multi-Shuttle Warehouse System with orderbatching operations. © 2017 IEEE.