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