Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems--A Consolidation of Guidance for Project Management and Implementation.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
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Presently Air Force management of Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems ASRS projects lacks comprehensive guidance. No single document synthesizes all of the considerations for planning of automated materials handling equipment or automated warehouses. In addition, current guidance used for ASRS project planning and management are inadequate for such a complex undertaking. This thesis reviews up-to-date trends in the materials handling industry and modern ASRS project management. From the review, those considerations relevant to future Air Force ASRS projects are evaluated. Additionally, recommendations on how future Air Force ASRS projects should be planned and managed are offered. The recommendations put forward in this thesis should benefit managers of future Air Force ASRS projects. Author
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