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MODELING APPROACH TO SIMULTANEOUS SCHEDULING BATTERIES AND VEHICLES IN MATERIALS HANDLING SYSTEMS

DOI: 10.7708/ijtte.2015.5(1).01


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Milorad Vidović - University of Belgrade, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Engineering, Vojvode Stepe 305, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia -

Branislava Ratković - University of Belgrade, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Engineering, Vojvode Stepe 305, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia -


Abstract

Battery operated handling equipment is the most widely applied concept in materials handling and logistic systems in general. The problem related to its application is in defining the most appropriate scheduling batteries and vehicles to handling tasks. Although the problem can be found in literature very often as very important, solution approaches are very rare and almost don’t exist. This paper presents one of possible solving approaches to the problem, considering the optimal assignment of resources (batteries and vehicles) to material handling tasks. Modeling approach proposed is illustrated by a few numerical examples.


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Acknowledgements:

This work was partially supported by Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia through period 2011-2014 (TR36006).


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