Hybrid order picking strategies for fashion E-commerce warehouse systems

Giulia Pedrielli, Albert Vinsensius, Ek Peng Chew, Loo Hay Lee, Alessandro Duri, Haobin Li

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Abstract

E-commerce has become an increasingly relevant business in Southeast Asia. Effective warehouse management in terms of order picking is a key competitive advantage in this industry. Fashion products are particularly difficult to efficiently manage in a warehouse as they have high demand variability, with a short shelf-life and very little replenishment. In this work, after a detailed analysis of demand and physical layout of the warehouse, we propose: (1) a new pick list generation algorithm considering aspects such as work balancing and picking time minimization, and (2) a family of picking strategies accounting for possible order configurations and warehouse layout. The main contribution of this work is in the development of hybrid order picking strategies: A combination of zone-based and order-based picking with batching. Simulation is used to assess the performance of these strategies. We have found that these hybrid strategies outperform FIFO order picking often employed in industry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2016 Winter Simulation Conference: Simulating Complex Service Systems, WSC 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages2250-2261
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781509044863
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 17 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event2016 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2016 - Arlington, United States
Duration: Dec 11 2016Dec 14 2016

Other

Other2016 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2016
CountryUnited States
CityArlington
Period12/11/1612/14/16

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Order picking
Warehouses
Electronic commerce
Electronic Commerce
Layout
Industry
Batching
Balancing
Configuration
Strategy
Simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications

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Pedrielli, G., Vinsensius, A., Chew, E. P., Lee, L. H., Duri, A., & Li, H. (2017). Hybrid order picking strategies for fashion E-commerce warehouse systems. In 2016 Winter Simulation Conference: Simulating Complex Service Systems, WSC 2016 (pp. 2250-2261). [7822266] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/WSC.2016.7822266

Hybrid order picking strategies for fashion E-commerce warehouse systems. / Pedrielli, Giulia; Vinsensius, Albert; Chew, Ek Peng; Lee, Loo Hay; Duri, Alessandro; Li, Haobin.

2016 Winter Simulation Conference: Simulating Complex Service Systems, WSC 2016. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2017. p. 2250-2261 7822266.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Pedrielli, G, Vinsensius, A, Chew, EP, Lee, LH, Duri, A & Li, H 2017, Hybrid order picking strategies for fashion E-commerce warehouse systems. in 2016 Winter Simulation Conference: Simulating Complex Service Systems, WSC 2016., 7822266, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 2250-2261, 2016 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2016, Arlington, United States, 12/11/16. https://doi.org/10.1109/WSC.2016.7822266
Pedrielli G, Vinsensius A, Chew EP, Lee LH, Duri A, Li H. Hybrid order picking strategies for fashion E-commerce warehouse systems. In 2016 Winter Simulation Conference: Simulating Complex Service Systems, WSC 2016. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2017. p. 2250-2261. 7822266 https://doi.org/10.1109/WSC.2016.7822266
Pedrielli, Giulia ; Vinsensius, Albert ; Chew, Ek Peng ; Lee, Loo Hay ; Duri, Alessandro ; Li, Haobin. / Hybrid order picking strategies for fashion E-commerce warehouse systems. 2016 Winter Simulation Conference: Simulating Complex Service Systems, WSC 2016. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2017. pp. 2250-2261
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