Warehouse Design and Control: a framework and a literature review

B. Rouwenhorst, B. Reuter, V. Stockrahm, Geert-Jan van Houtum, Ronald Mantel, Willem H.M. Zijm

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In this paper we present a reference framework and a classification of warehouse design and control problems. Based on this framework, we review the existing literature on warehousing systems and indicate important gaps. In particular, we emphasize the need for design oriented studies, as opposed to the strong analysis oriented research on isolated subproblems that seems to be dominant in the current literature.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)515-533
Number of pages18
JournalEuropean journal of operational research
Issue number122
Publication statusPublished - 2000


  • METIS-206034
  • Survey
  • Design
  • Performance analysis
  • Warehouse
  • IR-74227

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