Conceptualization Tools for Unit Load Warehouse Design Based on Autonomous Vehicle Technology (CMMI 0522798)
The IREE supplement titled "IREE: International Efforts with European University and Industries towards Conceptualization Tools for Warehouse Design" enabled the PI (a junior researcher, Prof Ananth Krishnamurthy) to spent three months at Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (Tu/E), The Netherlands and collaborate with several industries and universities in Europe. The European collaboration is particularly important given the advanced state of the art of autonomous vehicle based technology in the European Union countries. The supplement provided the PI with a unique opportunity to enhance the research output of the project and establish strong international collaborations with academics as well as industry in the area of material handling research and practice. The extended visit enabled the researcher to enhance the analytical models and obtain industry feedback on research findings and the decision support tools being developed for design conceptualization.
Sunderesh S. Heragu is Professor and the Mary Lee and George F. Duthie Chair in Engineering Logistics in the Industrial Engineering department at the University of Louisville. He completed his MBA at University of Saskatchewan and Ph.D in Industrial Engineering at University of Manitoba. His current research interests are in supply chain management, design of next generation factory layouts, and intelligent agent modeling of automated warehouse systems. He is a Fellow of IIE, and holds editorial responsibilities in several journals.
Researchers should cite this work as follows:Ananth Krishnamurthy, Charles J. Malmborg and Sunderesh S. Heragu. Trip report presented at the NSF IREE 2007 Grantees Conference, October 30 - November 1, 2007, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
(2009), " Conceptualization Tools for Unit Load Warehouse Design Based on Autonomous Vehicle Technology (CMMI 0522798)," http://globalhub.org/resources/981.