Omni-directional conveyor platform: A review paper from automated sorting system and operation research perspective
Author(s):
Saudagar sakunke, Shubham Pardhi, Abhishek Mendjoge, Rushikesh Meshram, Dhirendra Pathak, Ranjit Chouriwar, Prof. Satish Sonwane
ISSN:
2349-6002
Cite This Article:
Omni-directional conveyor platform: A review paper from automated sorting system and operation research perspectiveInternational Journal of Innovative Research in Technology(www.ijirt.org) ,ISSN: 2349-6002 ,Volume 5 ,Issue 10 ,Page(s):207-215 ,March 2019 ,Available :IJIRT147688_PAPER.pdf
Keywords:
Automation; Sortation systems; Material handling; conveyor platform.
Abstract
Global trends such as just-in-time, containerization, and e-commerce have led to an ever increasing freight volume to be transported under tight delivery schedules. Many supply chains, thus, apply fully-automated sorting systems as one basic component of their distribution processes. Examples range from baggage handling in airports, over parcels sorted by tilt tray conveyors in distribution centers of the postal service industry, up to batches of picking orders isolated in the warehouses of e-commerce retailers. This paper surveys the scientific literature on all kinds of fully-automated conveyor-based sorting systems from an operational research perspective. We describe the wide range of applications and their different sorting systems, define their joint decision problems to be solved when designing and operating a sorter, review the literature, and identify future research challenges.
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Unique Paper ID: 147688

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 5, Issue 10

Page(s): 207 - 215
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