Accession Number:

ADA142343

Title:

A Heuristic for the Pallet Movement Problem in Naval Supply,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GEORGIA INST OF TECH ATLANTA PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

In this paper we develop a heuristic method for the pick-updelivery problem associated with pallet movements in a Naval Supply Center NSC. The heuristic, based on the insertion technique, was coded on the Cyber 170 and tested on a set of historical data associated with delivery of palletized cargo among warehouses at the NSC, Charleston, S.C. The heuristic tested here was able to improve vehicle utilization by 12.8 over that currently employed. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Operations Research
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE