Use of Promethee method to determine the best alternative for warehouse storage location assignment

ORIGINAL ARTICLE

DOI: 10.1007/s00170-013-5405-z

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Fontana, M.E. & Cavalcante, C.A.V. Int J Adv Manuf Technol (2014) 70: 1615. doi:10.1007/s00170-013-5405-z

Abstract

Storage includes all activities involved in holding products at a point for temporary custody and subsequent distribution. The criteria that must be considered in determining the location in a storage facility for each product are often conflicting. Thus, the main objective of this paper is to determine the best alternative for assigning a product to a warehouse storage location. A class formation and allocation model and a preference ranking organization method for enrichment evaluation (Promethee) multicriteria method are used to achieve this goal. By using the model proposed, the manager can learn of all the possible non-dominated allocations of the products in the warehouse and can then change the allocation when needed. The Promethee method is efficient at ranking alternatives which facilitates the decision process.

Keywords

Cube-per-order index Warehouse storage location assignment Time required Promethee method 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Federal University of PernambucoRecifeBrazil