2018-12-12 | Jelmer Pier van der Gaast:Topics in stochastic models for order picking



Order picking, the process of retrieving customer orders from their storage locations, is the most critical operation in a warehouse. Any under performance in order picking can lead to unsatisfactory service and high operational cost for the warehouse, and consequently for the whole supply chain in which the company operates. In this talk I will discuss several stochastic models for the performance evaluation of order picking systems. These models adequately describe and predict the consequences of variability on the performance of these warehousing systems. Furthermore, I will cover further research directions in the field of material handling.






Jelmer Pier van der Gaast is a postdoctoral researcher at the department of Operations, Faculty of Economics and Business, at the University of Groningen. He received his PhD in 2016 at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. His research interests include: warehouse operations, stochastic processes, and urban logistics. His research has been published in several journals including Transportation Science, Queueing Systems, and Operations Research.



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