Application of Simulation Methods for Study on Availability of One-Aisle Machine Order Picking Process

https://doi.org/10.26552/com.C.2020.2.107-114

  • Mariusz Kostrzewski
  • Jozef Gnap
  • Pavol Varjan
  • Marek Likos
Keywords: availability, MTTR, MTBF, MTTF, failure rate, failure frequency, warehouse

Abstract

The main aim of the paper is the analysis of simulation model reflecting selected in-warehouse logistics processes in the aspect of their availability. For this purpose, one-aisle machine picking problem with use of a stochastic random simulation is studied, with a special focus on reliability of the system to disturbances and maintenance scheduling. The methodology in the research consists of classic measures of reliability. The model is designed in order to analyze availability of selected parameters of randomly generated order picking process. One of key-results of the paper is answer for question if a mean time to failure can be treated as a value of time when the first failure in the system occurs. A summary of the contribution includes discussion and the perspectives for further research in the subject matter.

Author Biographies

Mariusz Kostrzewski

Division of Construction Fundamentals of Transport Equipment, Faculty of Transport, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

Jozef Gnap

Department of Road and Urban Transport, Faculty of Operation and Economics of Transport and Communications, University of Zilina, Slovakia

Pavol Varjan

Office of the Presov Self-governing Region, Presov, Slovakia

Marek Likos

Faculty of Transport, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

Published
2020-04-01
How to Cite
Mariusz Kostrzewski, Jozef Gnap, Pavol Varjan, & Marek Likos. (2020). Application of Simulation Methods for Study on Availability of One-Aisle Machine Order Picking Process. Communications - Scientific Letters of the University of Zilina, 22(2), 107-114. https://doi.org/10.26552/com.C.2020.2.107-114
Section
Management Science and Informatics in Transport