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Operations-Research-Spektrum

, Volume 13, Issue 4, pp 198–203 | Cite as

Sensitivity analysis for pallet loading

  • William B. Dowsland
Article

Summary

The problem of optimising layout patterns for palletisation has been widely studied, but the sensitivity of these solutions to changes in both pallet size and pack dimensions has received little attention. This is in spite of the fact that a small amount of overhang, a minor product dimensional change, or slightly thinner packaging may provide significant improvements. This paper examines ways in which such problems may be investigated and includes sensitivity analyses of pack and pallet dimensions as well as more complex investigations such as the sensitivity to pack volumetric changes.

Key words

Packing pallet loading sensitivity 

Zusammenfassung

Das sogenannte Palettenbeladungs-problem ist zwar intensiv untersucht worden, nicht so jedoch die Sensitivität der Lösungen hinsichtlich Veränderungen sowohl der Palettenals auch der Gebindeabmessungen. Dies steht im Widerspruch zu der Tatsache, daß schon ein geringer Palettenüberhang, eine kleine Änderung der Produktabmessungen oder eine geringfügig dünnere Verpackung zu signifikanten Verbesserungen führen können. Dieser Beitrag untersucht Ansätze für die Aufgabenstellungen, und zwar nicht nur für die Veränderung einzelner Palettenoder Gebindedimensionen, sondern auch für die komplexe Problematik von Änderungen des Gebindevolumens.

Schlüsselwörter

Verpackung Palettenladung Sensitivität 

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • William B. Dowsland
    • 1
  1. 1.European Business Management SchoolUniversity College of SwanseaSwanseaUK

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