Small Parts Order Picking: Analysis Framework and Selected Results

  • Gunter P. Sharp
  • Kyung Il-Choe
  • Chang S. Yoon
Conference paper
Part of the Progress in Material Handling and Logistics book series (LOGISTICS, volume 2)


This chapter presents a general analysis framework and the major issues for designing and operating order pick systems for less-than-case retrieval. The interplay among stock keeping unit data analysis, order data analysis, overall system structure, equipment types for subsystems, and operating strategies, is emphasized. Selected results are presented for parametric analysis, batching and zoning using ride-and-pick, proximity batching of small orders with no order splitting, and correlated storage assignment. Future research opportunities are outlined.


Operating Strategy Material Handling Order Pick Equipment Type Future Research Opportunity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gunter P. Sharp
    • 1
  • Kyung Il-Choe
    • 1
  • Chang S. Yoon
    • 1
  1. 1.Georgia Institute of TechnologyUSA

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