Title: A decision support system for the multi-client storage location assignment problem

Authors: Juan J. Rojas-Reyes; Jairo R. Montoya-Torres; Elyn L. Solano-Charris

Addresses: Department of Industrial Engineering, Corporación Universitaria Minuto de Dios, Guadalajara de Buga, Colombia ' Grupo de investigación en Sistemas Logísticos, Facultad de Ingeniería, Universidad de La Sabana, Chía (Cundinamarca), Colombia ' Operations and Supply Chain Management Research Group, Escuela Internacional de Ciencias Económicas y Administrativas, Universidad de La Sabana, Chía (Cundinamarca), Colombia

Abstract: In logistics systems, improvement strategies are designed and implemented to maximise the operations' performance and to integrate the supply chain. This article proposes a decision support system (DSS) for solving the storage location assignment problem in a multi-client environment (SLAP-MC). The proposed DSS allows to improve the warehouse administration system and specifically the space allocation, for which a mathematical model and solution methods based on the iterated local search (ILS) and the greedy randomised adaptive search procedure (GRASP), are implemented and incorporated. The proposed DSS aims to minimise the order picking transport time, improve decision-making and automate storage operations system activities.

Keywords: warehouse management; storage location assignment problem; SLAP; multiple clients; decision support system; DSS.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLSM.2022.123528

International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, 2022 Vol.42 No.1, pp.89 - 116

Received: 25 Oct 2019
Accepted: 07 Jan 2020

Published online: 27 Jun 2022 *

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