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dc.contributor.authorHsieh, Y.J.en_US
dc.contributor.authorChang, S.E.en_US
dc.contributor.authorChang, S.C.en_US
dc.description.abstractIn this paper, we analyse the performance of an automated Work-In-Process (WIP) storage system consisting of a conveyor and a rotary rack. The stability condition and the expected storage cycle time are derived to analyse the performance of the WIP storage system. As part of the storage cycle time analysis, the derived expected waiting times at the conveyor and the rotary rack are important performance measures that can be used for buffer-sizing purpose in such systems. Given the fixed storage space of the rotary rack, we also develop a heuristic approach to determine the near optimum 'shape' of the rotary rack so that the expected storage cycle time is minimized. Numerical results are presented to examine the storage cycle time model and the proposed shape design. The analytical model introduces a simple approach over simulation with acceptable accuracy; it is useful when designing such WIP storage systems. Moreover, it can be expanded to model more complex systems. The derived model also provides insightful information on the design parameters that a typical simulation tool can hardly provide.en_US
dc.relationInternational Journal of Production Researchen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesInternational Journal of Production Research, Volume 45, Issue 22, Page(s) 5383-5395.en_US
dc.subjectconveyor systemsen_US
dc.subjectrotary racksen_US
dc.subjectstorage systemsen_US
dc.subjectclosed-loop conveyorsen_US
dc.subjectcarousel systemen_US
dc.titleDesign and storage cycle time analysis for the automated storage system with a conveyor and a rotary racken_US
dc.typeJournal Articlezh_TW
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