Department of Economics and Business Economics

Simon Emde

High-density storage with mobile racks: Picker routing and product location

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High-density storage with mobile racks : Picker routing and product location. / Foroughi, Amir; Boysen, Nils; Emde, Simon; Schneider, Michael.

In: Journal of the Operational Research Society, 01.01.2020.

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Foroughi, A, Boysen, N, Emde, S & Schneider, M 2020, 'High-density storage with mobile racks: Picker routing and product location', Journal of the Operational Research Society. https://doi.org/10.1080/01605682.2019.1700180

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Foroughi, A., Boysen, N., Emde, S., & Schneider, M. (2020). High-density storage with mobile racks: Picker routing and product location. Journal of the Operational Research Society. https://doi.org/10.1080/01605682.2019.1700180

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Foroughi A, Boysen N, Emde S, Schneider M. 2020. High-density storage with mobile racks: Picker routing and product location. Journal of the Operational Research Society. https://doi.org/10.1080/01605682.2019.1700180

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Foroughi A, Boysen N, Emde S, Schneider M. High-density storage with mobile racks: Picker routing and product location. Journal of the Operational Research Society. 2020 Jan 1. https://doi.org/10.1080/01605682.2019.1700180

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Foroughi, Amir ; Boysen, Nils ; Emde, Simon ; Schneider, Michael. / High-density storage with mobile racks : Picker routing and product location. In: Journal of the Operational Research Society. 2020.

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