Optimal picking of large orders in carousel systems

Nelli Litvak

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A carousel is an automated ring-shaped warehousing system that rotates either direction bringing items to a picker. We obtain the limiting behavior of the shortest rotation time and the number of steps before a turn, as well as approximate mean rotation time, for one large order with non-uniform items locations.
Original languageUndefined
Article number10.1016/j.orl.2005.05.001
Pages (from-to)219-227
Number of pages9
JournalOperations research letters
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2006


  • EWI-6800
  • MSC-90B80
  • MSC-60F05
  • MSC-60J20
  • MSC-90B06
  • MSC-62E15
  • IR-63399
  • METIS-226633

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