Multi-Attribute Dispatching Rules for Agv Systems with Many Vehicles

23 Pages Posted: 21 Dec 2004

See all articles by T. Le-Anh

T. Le-Anh

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

M. B. M. de Koster

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

Date Written: 19 2004, 11

Abstract

Internal transport systems using automated guided vehicles (AGVs) are widely used in many facilities such as warehouses, distribution centers and transshipment terminals. Most AGV systems use online dispatching rules to control vehicle movements. In literature, there are many types of dispatching rules such as single- and multi-attribute dispatching rules. However, a dispatching rule that is good for all cases does not exist. In this research, we study a specific type of AGV environments which has not received much attention from researchers - AGV systems with many vehicles as can be seen in airport baggage handling systems. We propose two new multi-attribute dispatching rules for this type of environment and compare their performance with that of two of the best dispatching rules in literature. Using simulation we show that the new multi-attribute dispatching rules are robust and perform very well.

Keywords: online dispatching, AGV system, destination-coded vehicle

JEL Classification: M, M11, R4, C61

Suggested Citation

Tuan, Le-Anh and de Koster, M.B.M. René, Multi-Attribute Dispatching Rules for Agv Systems with Many Vehicles (19 2004, 11). ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2004-077-LIS. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=636807

Le-Anh Tuan (Contact Author)

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

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M.B.M. René De Koster

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

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