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Development of a GA-based packing planning system for on-site logistics
Author(s): Akihiro Mizoe; Michiko Watanabe; Masashi Furukawa
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Paper Abstract

A recent tendency has been to suppress excessive capital investment in logistics centers. There have been many cases where computer-based logistics systems have been introduced in parallel with new equipment to handle the control of such equipment, as well as the unified processing of shipping, loading, unloading, and inventory management, etc. However, capital investment has recently been minimized and the introduction of computer-based management systems which retain tasks that may be achieved using manpower has not been unusual. The requirements on such systems to control equipment optimally are reduced, but the need has arisen for computer-based systems to assist the smooth operation of tasks performed using manpower. In this research, genetic algorithms (GAs) are applied to the design of plans for shipment packing, loading and dispatch occurring at logistics centers. A system supporting decision-making by workers through the design and presentation of efficient plans was formulated and implemented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 January 2008
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6794, ICMIT 2007: Mechatronics, MEMS, and Smart Materials, 67944X (9 January 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.784111
Show Author Affiliations
Akihiro Mizoe, System Lab. Murata Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Michiko Watanabe, Asahikawa National College of Technology (Japan)
Masashi Furukawa, Hokkaido Univ. (Japan)

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ICMIT 2007: Mechatronics, MEMS, and Smart Materials

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