M. B. M. de Koster

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management

Professor

RSM Erasmus University

PO Box 1738

3000 DR Rotterdam

Netherlands

http://www.rsm.nl/rdekoster

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Scholarly Papers (40)

1.

Robotized and Automated Warehouse Systems: Review and Recent Developments

Number of pages: 61 Posted: 01 Jun 2017 Last Revised: 08 May 2018
Kaveh Azadeh, M. B. M. de Koster and Debjit Roy
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management and Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad
Downloads 861 (27,765)
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robatized warehouse systems, robotized handling systems

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A Review of Design and Control of Automated Guided Vehicle Systems

ERIM Report Series Reference No. 2004-030-LIS
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 24 Sep 2004
T. Le-Anh and M. B. M. de Koster
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management
Downloads 644 (41,294)

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material handling system, automated guided vehicle, literature overview

3.

Determining Number of Zones in a Pick-and-Pack Orderpicking System

ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2005-029-LIS
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 25 Oct 2005
Tho Le-Duc and M. B. M. de Koster
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management
Downloads 449 (65,419)

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orderpicking, zone picking, warehousing, logistics, order fulfillment, distribution

4.

Product Return Handling

ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2003-013-LIS
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 28 May 2003
M. P. de Brito and M. B. M. de Koster
Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM) and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management
Downloads 357 (85,778)

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reverse logistics, decision-making, quantitative models, retailing and warehousing

5.

Sea Container Terminals: New Technologies, OR Models, and Emerging Research Areas

ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2014-009-LIS
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 21 Jul 2014
Amir Gharehgozli, Debjit Roy and M. B. M. de Koster
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management
Downloads 352 (87,202)
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Container terminal; literature review; optimization; heuristic; simulation

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Determining the Optimal Order Picking Batch Size in Single Aisle Warehouses

ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2002-64-LIS
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 17 Feb 2003
Tho Le-Duc and M. B. M. de Koster
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management
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order picking, warehousing, batch picking, batch size, batch service queue

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Factory Gate Pricing: An Analysis of the Dutch Retail Distribution

ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2004-023-LIS, CentER Discussion Paper No. 2004-35
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 24 Jun 2004
H.M. Le Blanc, F. Cruijssen, Hein Fleuren and M. B. M. de Koster
affiliation not provided to SSRN, Tilburg University - Center and Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Tilburg University - Center for Economic Research (CentER) and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management
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supply chain management, retail distribution, factory gate pricing

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Supply-Chain Culture Clashes in Europe. Pitfalls in Japanese Service Operations

ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2006-007-LIS
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 26 Aug 2006
M. B. M. de Koster and M. Shinohara
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 296 (105,624)

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Europe, Quality, Logistics, Japanese Culture, Service Operation

9.

Modeling and Design of Container Terminal Operations

ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2014-008-LIS
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 23 Jun 2014
Debjit Roy and M. B. M. de Koster
Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management
Downloads 260 (121,106)
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container terminal, intra-terminal transport, design decisions, queuing models

10.

Dynamic Capacity Investment Under Competition

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 05 Mar 2016 Last Revised: 23 Feb 2018
Xishu Li, Rob Zuidwijk, M. B. M. de Koster and Rommert Dekker
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management and Econometric Institute
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capacity, dynamic investment, proactive strategy, Stackelberg competition, feedback policies

11.

Travel Time Estimation and Order Barching in a 2-Block Warehouse

ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2004-098-LIS
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 21 Dec 2004
Tho Le-Duc and M. B. M. de Koster
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management
Downloads 229 (137,696)

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keywords logistics, warehousing, order picking, order batching, batch service queue

12.

Optimal Storage Rack Design for a 3-Dimensional Compact As/Rs

ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2006-027-LIS
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 23 Dec 2006
T. Le-Duc, M. B. M. de Koster and Yugang Yu
affiliation not provided to SSRN, Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management and University of Science and Technology of China (USTC)
Downloads 208 (150,941)

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AS/RS, Warehousing, Order Picking, Travel Time Model, Compact Storage Rack Design

13.

Quick Response Practices at the Warehouse of Ankor

ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2002-19-LIS
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 20 Feb 2003
Econometric Institute, Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management, KLM and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Downloads 199 (157,376)

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warehousing, routing, storage, case study, optimization

14.

Urban Distribution: The Impacts of Different Governmental Time-Window Schemes

ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2006-053-LIS
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 03 Mar 2008
H. J. Quak and M. B. M. de Koster
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management
Downloads 193 (161,860)

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City Logistics, Retail Logistics, Sustainability, Time-Window Regulation, Urban Goods Movement

15.

Performance Approximation and Design of Pick-and-Pass Order Picking Systems

ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2007-082-LIS
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 10 Dec 2007
M. B. M. de Koster
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management
Downloads 179 (173,303)

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pick-and-pass, order picking, warehousing, queuing network, simulation

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The Distribution-Free Newsboy Problem with Resalable Returns

ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2003-068-LIS
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 06 Nov 2003
Julien Mostard, M. B. M. de Koster and Ruud Teunter
Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM), Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Econometrics
Downloads 177 (174,990)
Citation 1

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inventory, distribution-free newsboy problem, product returns

17.

Multi-Attribute Dispatching Rules for Agv Systems with Many Vehicles

ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2004-077-LIS
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 21 Dec 2004
T. Le-Anh and M. B. M. de Koster
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management
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online dispatching, AGV system, destination-coded vehicle

18.

Evaluating Dedicated and Shared Storage Policies in Robot-Based Compact Storage and Retrieval Systems

ERIM Report Series Reference
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 22 Dec 2016
Bipan Zou, M. B. M. de Koster and Xianhao Xu
Huazhong University of Science and Technology (Formerly Tongi Medical University) - School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management and Huazhong University of Science and Technology (Formerly Tongi Medical University) - School of Management
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Material handling, compact storage, robot technology, queueing networks, performance analysis

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Real-Time Scheduling Approaches for Vehicle-Based Internal Transport Systems

ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2004-056-LIS
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 28 Sep 2004
T. Le-Anh and M. B. M. de Koster
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management
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vehicle dispatching and scheduling, vehicle-based internal transport system, real-time

20.

How to Organise Return Handling

ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2001-49-LIS
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 21 Feb 2003
M. B. M. de Koster, Majsa van de Vendel and M. P. de Brito
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) and Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM)
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Retailing, product returns, return handling, inbound and outbound flows, case studies

21.

Inventory Allocation in Robotic Mobile Fulfillment Systems

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 19 Jan 2017
Tim Lamballais, Debjit Roy and M. B. M. de Koster
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management
Downloads 154 (197,273)
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Robotic Mobile Fulfillment System, RMFS, Semi-Open Queueing Networks, SOQN

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Online Dispatching Rules for Vehicle-Based Internal Transport Systems

ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2004-031-LIS
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 24 Sep 2004
T. Le-Anh and M. B. M. de Koster
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management
Downloads 144 (208,475)

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on-line dispatching, vehicle-based internal transport system, centralized control, performance

23.

Optimal Storage Rack Design for a 3d Compact As/Rs with Full Turnover-Based Storage

ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2006-026-LIS
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 29 Jun 2006
Yugang Yu and M. B. M. de Koster
University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management
Downloads 143 (209,631)

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AS/RS, Warehousing, Order Picking, Storage Rack Design, Travel Time Model, Turnover-Based Storage

24.

Exploring Retailers' Sensitivity to Local Sustainability Policies

ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2005-066-LIS
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 29 Mar 2006
H. J. Quak and M. B. M. de Koster
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management
Downloads 140 (213,251)

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case study, city logistics / distribution, governmental regulation, retail, sustainability

25.

Optimal Stack Layout in a Sea Container Terminal with Automated Lifting Vehicles

ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2014-012-LIS
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 03 Sep 2014
Debjit Roy, Akash Gupta, Sampanna Parhi and M. B. M. de Koster
Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad, Oklahoma State University - Stillwater, Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM) and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management
Downloads 121 (238,721)
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container terminals, optimal stack layout, parallel versus perpendicular stack orientation, seaside operations, queuing model

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Design, Modeling, and Analysis of Vertical Robotic Storage and Retrieval Systems

ERIM Report Series
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 22 Dec 2016 Last Revised: 06 May 2018
Kaveh Azadeh, Debjit Roy and M. B. M. de Koster
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management
Downloads 109 (257,463)
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Internal transportation, robotic technology, queueing networks, performance analysis, blocking

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Open Location Management in Automated Warehousing Systems

ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2009-004-LIS
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 04 Feb 2009
Yugang Yu and M. B. M. de Koster
University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management
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open locations, storage and retrieval, AS/RS, warehousing, distribution science

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Shared Capacity Routing Problem - An Omni-channel Retail Study

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 20 Oct 2017 Last Revised: 13 Jun 2018
Joydeep Paul, Niels Agatz, Remy Spliet and M. B. M. de Koster
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Erasmus School of Economics (ESE) and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management
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Vehicle routing; Capacity sharing; Omni-channel retail; Heuristics

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Modeling, Analysis, and Design Insights for Shuttle-Based Compact Storage Systems

ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2015-010-LIS
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 15 Jul 2015
Elena Tappia, Debjit Roy, M. B. M. de Koster and Marco Melacini
Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM), Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad, Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management and Polytechnic University of Milan
Downloads 78 (319,152)
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material handling; compact storage systems; semi-open queuing networks; warehouse design trade-offs

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Data-Driven Warehouse Optimization: Deploying Skills of Order Pickers

ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2015-008-LIS
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 29 Jun 2015
Marek Matusiak, M. B. M. de Koster and Jari Saarinen
Aalto University, Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management and Aalto University
Downloads 74 (329,014)

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Logistics, Order picking, Analytics, Combinatorial optimization, Data driven modeling

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Performance Evaluation of Real-Time Scheduling Approaches in Vehicle-Based Internal Transport Systems

ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2006-063-LIS
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 23 Dec 2006
T. Le-Anh, M. B. M. de Koster and Y. Yu
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Dispatching, Dynamic Scheduling, Material Handling, Vehicle-based Internal Transport

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Sequencing Heuristics for Storing and Retrieving Unit Loads in 3d Compact Automated Warehousing Systems

ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2011-003-LIS
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 28 Mar 2011
Yugang Yu and M. B. M. de Koster
University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management
Downloads 63 (358,728)

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logistics, TSP, warehouse, compact storage, sequencing, AS/RS

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Aligning Order Picking Methods, Incentive Systems, and Regulatory Focus to Increase Performance

ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2015-009-LIS
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 13 Jul 2015
Jelle de Vries, M. B. M. de Koster and Daan Stam
Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM), Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management and Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM)
Downloads 61 (364,683)

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behavioral operations, warehousing, order picking, incentives

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On the Suboptimality of Full Turnover-Based Storage

ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2009-051-LIS
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 09 Oct 2009
Yugang Yu and M. B. M. de Koster
University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management
Downloads 58 (373,724)

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AS/RS, storage policy, warehousing, distribution science

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Stochastic Modeling of Unloading and Loading Operations at a Container Terminal Using Automated Lifting Vehicles

ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2015-005-LIS
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 27 Apr 2015
Debjit Roy and M. B. M. de Koster
Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management
Downloads 45 (417,895)
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logistics, queuing, transportation, uncertainty modelling

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Forward-Reserve Storage Strategies with Order Picking: When Do They Pay Off?

Number of pages: 52 Posted: 23 Sep 2018 Last Revised: 20 Nov 2019
Wan Wu, M. B. M. de Koster and Yugang Yu
University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management and University of Science and Technology of China (USTC)
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warehousing; forward-reserve storage; order picking; storage strategies

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An Evaluation of Cross-Efficiency Methods, Applied to Measuring Warehouse Performance

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 07 Dec 2017 Last Revised: 08 Jun 2019
Bert M. Balk, M. B. M. de Koster, Christian Kaps and José L. Zofío
RSM Erasmus University, Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - RSM Erasmus University and Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
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Cross-efficiency methods, warehouse efficiency, automation investment

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Additional Reference Material for the Paper Titled 'Optimal Stack Layout in a Sea Container Terminal with Automated Lifting Vehicles'

ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2015-014-LIS
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 22 Oct 2015
Debjit Roy, Akash Gupta, Sampanna Parhi and M. B. M. de Koster
Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad, Oklahoma State University - Stillwater, Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM) and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management
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Optimal Algorithms for Scheduling Multiple Simultaneously Movable Empty Cells to Retrieve a Load in Puzzle-Based Storage Systems

Posted: 09 Jan 2020
Hu Yu, Yugang Yu and M. B. M. de Koster
School of Management, University of Science and Technology of China, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management

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puzzle-based storage system, block movement, simultaneous movement of multiple empty cells, minimum retrieval time

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Stochastic Modelling of Parallel Process Flows in Intra-logistics Systems

Posted: 20 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 02 Jul 2019
Govind Lal Kumawat, Debjit Roy, M. B. M. de Koster and Ivo Adan
Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad, Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad, Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management and Eindhoven University of Technology (TUE) - Department of Mathematics and Computing Science

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Logistics, Queuing, Parallel processes