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Software system design for solution of effective material layout for the needs of production and logistics

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The article deals with the problem of research of software solutions of efficiently layout of material within a defined space for the needs of production storages and transport. The problem relates to using knowledge with branches of logistics, layout, math and geometry for needs of research and for needs the creation of an expert system of materials layout as the software application. Similar systems do not occur in the market for the needs of practice. The aim of the article is to point out the principles, which is necessary to take into account in the research of an expert system of materials layout. Final implementation of the goal consists of the idea to achieve a logistic computer system design, focused on the effective use of loading areas, combined with an aesthetic, comfortable and logically moulded outlet as a possible realistic graphic illustration of the desired result. This part refers to the object-oriented programming language, mainly because of its object-oriented features, such as polymorphism, or templating. The results of the program solution show an improvement in the utilization of the loading area of the means of transport by up to 30%.

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The submitted work is a part of the Project VEGA 1/0317/19, “Research and development of new SMART solutions based on principles of the Industry 4.0, logistics, 3D modelling and simulation for production streamline in the mining and building industry”, funded by the Scientific Grant Agency of the Ministry of Education, science, research and sport of the Slovak Republic and the Slovak Academy of Sciences.

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Straka, M., Hricko, M. Software system design for solution of effective material layout for the needs of production and logistics. Wireless Netw (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11276-020-02267-6

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