RESEARCH PAPERS: Material Handling

Recent Advances in the Design and Analysis of Material Handling Systems

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B. S. Manda, U. S. Palekar

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1308 W. Main St. #366 C&SRL, Urbana, IL 61801

J. Manuf. Sci. Eng 119(4B), 841-848 (Nov 01, 1997) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2836833 History: Received October 01, 1996; Online January 17, 2008


We present an overview of recent research in the design and control of material handling systems. Research in both shopfloor transportation systems and storage systems is covered. The issues studied range from the integrated design of manufacturing facilities and material handling systems to the performance analysis of operating policies in these systems. In general, the design and control problems in material handling systems are very hard, but analytical results can be obtained for specific configurations and relaxations of the problem.

Copyright © 1997 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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