Three-dimensional random stacking of weakly heterogeneous palletization with demand requirements and stability measures

G. Abdou, M. El-Masry

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Random stacking is a complex procedure by which boxes are loaded in undefined patterns. The proposed model is a modification to a recent heuristic that has been developed to comply with weakly heterogeneous palletization of boxes arriving in random order. Modifications were made in such pallet load stability, and box demand requirements are incorporated. The different palletization procedures of the heuristic have been simulated using TURBO C++ programs. Ten different simulation runs were conducted to validate the modified heuristic. The results are compared with those of the previous model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3149-3163
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Production Research
Issue number14
StatePublished - Sep 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research

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