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CORMSIS Seminar "Warehouse robotics. State of the art and research opportunities" - Rene de Koster Event

11 March 2021
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Event details

The new generation of warehouses will be fully robotized. Managers can select from different competitive robotic techniques to fulfil the customer orders. In my talk, I will give an overview of new and current automated order picking methods and systems and compare them for use and fit. Recently, models have been developed, which can help to analyze performance of robotic order picking systems and subsequently optimize systems for costs, throughput and response time. The models can also be used to compare the most popular robotic techniques.

Speaker information

René (M.) B.M. de Koster, a professor of Logistics and Operations Management at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, and chairs the department Technology and Operations Management. He holds a PhD from Eindhoven University of Technology. He is the 2018 honorary Francqui Professor at Hasselt University. His research interests are warehousing, material handling, and behavioral operations. He is the founder of the Material Handling Forum and is author / editor of 8 books and over 230 papers in books and academic journals. He is associate editor of Transportation Science, Service Science, and Operations Research.

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