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Metrics for Mixed Pallet Stacking



Stephen B. Balakirsky, Thomas R. Kramer, Frederick M. Proctor


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 Title
Proceedings of the 2010 Performance Metrics for Intelligent Systems (PerMIS) Workshop
Conference Dates
September 28-30, 2010
Conference Location
Baltimore, MD


Palletizing, Simulation, Metrics, Mixed, Pallet


Balakirsky, S. , Kramer, T. and Proctor, F. (2011), Metrics for Mixed Pallet Stacking, Proceedings of the 2010 Performance Metrics for Intelligent Systems (PerMIS) Workshop, Baltimore, MD, [online], (Accessed April 14, 2024)
Created January 31, 2011, Updated February 19, 2017