This paper will be extending the single period stowage decision model presented by [Yuan, 2017] into a multi-period stowage decision model. The stowage decision determines how incoming items are distributed and stored across multiple storage zones. The amount of items that can be picked in any given storage zone is finite within a single time period. With this constraint, this research attempts to optimize how items are stored across many zones to meet uncertain demand requirements. A simulation study will be performed to compare the stowage policies given by [Yuan, 2017] to see how well they generalize to multi-period model. Using most of the same base assumptions as presented in [Yuan, 2017], the same sensitivity analysis is performed on the multi-period model.
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Master of Arts (MA)
Mathematics and Statistics
Science, Engineering and Technology
Loeffler, Joseph, "Operational Research: Multi-Period Stowage Policies Within a Multi-Zone Storage Framework." (2018). All Theses, Dissertations, and Other Capstone Projects. 804.
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