Optimization of a warehouse layout used for storage of materials used in ship construction and repair

  • Wilson Adarme Jaimes Universidad Nacional de Colombia Sede Medellín, Facultad de Minas. Medellín, Colombia.
  • María A Otero Pineda Universidad Nacional de Colombia Sede Bogotá, Facultad de Ingeniería. Bogotá, Colombia.
  • Tania A Rodríguez Quiñones Universidad Nacional de Colombia Sede Bogotá, Facultad de Ingeniería. Bogotá, Colombia.
  • Lien Tejeda López Escuela Naval Almirante Padilla. Cartagena, Colombia.

Abstract

The paper shows the evaluation of applying models to improve efficiency in management of warehousesused in shipyards, focused on pick up, packing, and shipping activities, supported among others on theproposal by Rosenblatt and Roll (1984) to optimize the layout for storage and handling of materials neededfor ship construction and repair. Besides proposing the best physical layout for the storage of goods, themodel seeks to minimize three types of costs: costs related to the initial investment (construction andmaintenance), shortage costs, and costs associated with storage policies. The optimal design is foundthrough analytical optimization and simulation techniques.

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Published
2012-01-09
How to Cite
Adarme Jaimes, W., Otero Pineda, M. A., Rodríguez Quiñones, T. A., & Tejeda López, L. (2012). Optimization of a warehouse layout used for storage of materials used in ship construction and repair. Ciencia Y tecnología De Buques, 5(10), 59-70. https://doi.org/10.25043/19098642.59
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Scientific and Technological Research Articles