Energy-Aware Models for Warehousing Operations

Vidyuth Anand, Seok Gi Lee, Vittaldas V. Prabhu

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Abstract

There is a growing need in industries worldwide to become more sustainable and energy efficient. Due to rapid increase in demand of goods, there has been a rise in demand of logistics and operational services. This necessitates needs for a large number of warehouses and distribution centers to satisfy demand. It is imperative that warehouses follow the same sustainable development model practiced in other industries. This paper extends energy efficiency techniques suggested for manufacturing to warehousing. Specifically, warehouses are modeled as M/M/c queues where forklifts are servers and this model is used to evaluate performance of energy control policies. The model is then extended to general distribution queues. Experiments based on real-world data yield results that indicate that for system utilization values between 40% and 100%, as the number of servers in the system increases by a factor of 4, energy consumption increases by a factor of 3.78.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
PublisherSpringer New York LLC
Pages390-397
Number of pages8
Volume439
EditionPART 2
ISBN (Print)9783662447352
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventIFIP WG 5.7 International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems, APMS 2014 - Ajaccio, France
Duration: Sep 20 2014Sep 24 2014

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
NumberPART 2
Volume439
ISSN (Print)18684238

Other

OtherIFIP WG 5.7 International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems, APMS 2014
CountryFrance
CityAjaccio
Period9/20/149/24/14

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Warehousing
Warehouse
Energy
Industry
Factors
Multi-server queues
Experiment
Energy consumption
Distribution center
Queue
Energy efficiency
Manufacturing
Sustainable development
Logistics
Development model

Keywords

  • Energy control
  • Forklifts
  • Queueing
  • Warehousing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems and Management

Cite this

Anand, V., Lee, S. G., & Prabhu, V. V. (2014). Energy-Aware Models for Warehousing Operations. In IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology (PART 2 ed., Vol. 439, pp. 390-397). (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology; Vol. 439, No. PART 2). Springer New York LLC. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-44736-9_48

Energy-Aware Models for Warehousing Operations. / Anand, Vidyuth; Lee, Seok Gi; Prabhu, Vittaldas V.

IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology. Vol. 439 PART 2. ed. Springer New York LLC, 2014. p. 390-397 (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology; Vol. 439, No. PART 2).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Anand, V, Lee, SG & Prabhu, VV 2014, Energy-Aware Models for Warehousing Operations. in IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology. PART 2 edn, vol. 439, IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, no. PART 2, vol. 439, Springer New York LLC, pp. 390-397, IFIP WG 5.7 International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems, APMS 2014, Ajaccio, France, 9/20/14. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-44736-9_48
Anand V, Lee SG, Prabhu VV. Energy-Aware Models for Warehousing Operations. In IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology. PART 2 ed. Vol. 439. Springer New York LLC. 2014. p. 390-397. (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology; PART 2). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-44736-9_48
Anand, Vidyuth ; Lee, Seok Gi ; Prabhu, Vittaldas V. / Energy-Aware Models for Warehousing Operations. IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology. Vol. 439 PART 2. ed. Springer New York LLC, 2014. pp. 390-397 (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology; PART 2).
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