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Influence of assortment allocation management in the warehouse on the human workload

I. Kudelska () and G. Pawłowski ()
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I. Kudelska: Poznan University of Technology
G. Pawłowski: WSB University in Poznan

Central European Journal of Operations Research, 2020, vol. 28, issue 2, 779-795

Abstract: Abstract Activities related to allocation of goods in the warehouse are crucial for logistics. All operations with goods in the warehousing area are labour-intensive and time-consuming, which in turn generates warehousing costs. Despite the ongoing automation in this area, human labour is still applicable in many warehouses. This study includes researches on impact of the assortment allocation in the warehouse on the human factor (HR). It includes the analysis for research literature concerning the warehousing and picking influence on HR in its scope, as well as simulation of goods allocation in the warehousing area and discussion concerning the obtained results. The simulation is carried out with application of the swarm algorithm, and the results were subjected to the statistical analysis. Correlation of cost optimization and factors influencing the ergonomics of operation in the warehousing area is determined.

Keywords: Human factor; Warehousing; Products location; Warehouse costs; Swarm algorithms (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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DOI: 10.1007/s10100-019-00623-2

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