A novel design of a reconfigurable automated warehouse

Qian Wang, Richard McIntosh, Antony Mileham

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 6th CIRP-Sponsored International Conference on Digital Enterprise Technology
EditorsG Q Huang, K L Mak, P G Maropoulos
Place of PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg
PublisherSpringer
Pages1257-1266
Number of pages10
Volume66
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-10430-5
ISBN (Print)9783642104299
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event6th International Conference on Digital Enterprise Technology (DET 2009) - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 14 Dec 200916 Dec 2009

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent and Soft Computing
PublisherSpringer Verlag

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on Digital Enterprise Technology (DET 2009)
Abbreviated titleDET2009
CountryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period14/12/0916/12/09

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Warehouses
Conceptual design
Telecommunication networks
Scalability
Data acquisition

Keywords

  • warehouses
  • RFIDs
  • automation
  • supply chains
  • logistics

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Wang, Q., McIntosh, R., & Mileham, A. (2010). A novel design of a reconfigurable automated warehouse. In G. Q. Huang, K. L. Mak, & P. G. Maropoulos (Eds.), Proceedings of the 6th CIRP-Sponsored International Conference on Digital Enterprise Technology (Vol. 66, pp. 1257-1266). (Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-10430-5_96

A novel design of a reconfigurable automated warehouse. / Wang, Qian; McIntosh, Richard; Mileham, Antony.

Proceedings of the 6th CIRP-Sponsored International Conference on Digital Enterprise Technology. ed. / G Q Huang; K L Mak; P G Maropoulos. Vol. 66 Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer, 2010. p. 1257-1266 (Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Wang, Q, McIntosh, R & Mileham, A 2010, A novel design of a reconfigurable automated warehouse. in GQ Huang, KL Mak & PG Maropoulos (eds), Proceedings of the 6th CIRP-Sponsored International Conference on Digital Enterprise Technology. vol. 66, Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 1257-1266, 6th International Conference on Digital Enterprise Technology (DET 2009), Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 14/12/09. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-10430-5_96
Wang Q, McIntosh R, Mileham A. A novel design of a reconfigurable automated warehouse. In Huang GQ, Mak KL, Maropoulos PG, editors, Proceedings of the 6th CIRP-Sponsored International Conference on Digital Enterprise Technology. Vol. 66. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer. 2010. p. 1257-1266. (Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-10430-5_96
Wang, Qian ; McIntosh, Richard ; Mileham, Antony. / A novel design of a reconfigurable automated warehouse. Proceedings of the 6th CIRP-Sponsored International Conference on Digital Enterprise Technology. editor / G Q Huang ; K L Mak ; P G Maropoulos. Vol. 66 Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer, 2010. pp. 1257-1266 (Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing).
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