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|Author(s):||Stephen B. Balakirsky; Thomas R. Kramer; Frederick M. Proctor;|
|Title:||Metrics for Mixed Pallet Stacking|
|Published:||January 31, 2011|
|Abstract:||Stacking boxes of various sizes and contents on pallets (i.e. making mixed pallets) is a primary method of preparing goods for shipment from a warehouse to a store or other distant site. Many billions of dollars are spent each year in preparing, shipping, and unloading mixed pallets. Designing the load on a pallet well can save money and e ort in all three phases. But what is a good design? In this paper we discuss quantitative metrics for mixed pallets. We have built a graphical simulator called PalletViewer, also described here, that displays pallets being built and calculates metrics.|
|Proceedings:||Proceedings of the 2010 Performance Metrics for Intelligent Systems (PerMIS) Workshop|
|Pages:||pp. 59 - 66|
|Dates:||September 28-30, 2010|
|Keywords:||Palletizing, Simulation, Metrics, Mixed, Pallet|
|Research Areas:||Metrology and Standards for Manufacturing Equipment, Model-based manufacturing, Simulation, Manufacturing|
|PDF version:||Click here to retrieve PDF version of paper (2MB)|