Agent-based Analysis of Picker Blocking in Manual Order Picking Systems: Effects of Routing Combinations on Throughput Time Ralf Elbert, Torsten Franzke et al

Order picking is one of the most labor- and time-consuming processes in supply chains. Improving the performance of order picking is thus a frequently researched topic. Due to high cost pressure for warehouse managers the space in storage areas has to be used efficiently. Hence narrow-aisle warehouses where order pickers cannot pass as well as several order pickers working in the same area are common. This leads to congestion which is in this context referred to as picker blocking. This paper employs an agent-based simulation approach to investigate the effects of picker blocking in manual order picking systems with different combinations of routing policies for three order pickers in a rectangular warehouse with narrow-aisles.
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A Hybrid Simulation Framework for Integrated Management of Infrastructure Networks Mostafa Batouli, Ali Mostafavi, Florida International University. Winter Simulation Conference, 2014.

The objective of this paper is to propose and test a framework for integrated assessment of infrastructure systems at the interface between the dynamic behaviors of assets, agencies, and users. For the purpose of this study a hybrid agent-based/mathematical simulation model is created and tested using a numerical example related to a roadway network.
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Towards a Semiconductor Supply Chain Simulation Library (SCSC-SIMLIB) Jingjing Yuan, Thomas Ponsignon, Infineon Technologies AG. Winter Simulation Conference, 2014.

Simulation is a widely used technique for analyzing and managing supply chains. Simulation software packages offer standard libraries for selected functions and application areas. However, no commercial or freeware simulation tool proposes building blocks specific to semiconductor manufacturing.
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Comparing the Performance of Two Different Customer Order Behaviors Within the Hierarchical Production Planning Thomas Felberbauer, Klaus Altendorfer, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria. Winter Simulation Conference, 2014.

A hierarchical production planning structure enables manufacturing systems to handle customer disturbances with different measures on different planning levels. Two different kinds of customer order behavior can be observed and are as well discussed in literature.
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Jobsite Logistic Simulation in Mechanized Tunneling M. Scheffer, T. Rahm, R. Duhme, M. Thewes, M. König, Ruhr-Universität Bochum. Winter Simulation Conference, 2014.

Projects in mechanized tunneling frequently do not reach their targeted production performance. Reasons are often related to an undersized or disturbed supply-chain management of the surface jobsite. Due to the sensitive interaction of production and logistic processes, planning and analyzing the supply-chain is a challenging task.
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Marine Logistics Decision Support for Operation and Maintenance of Offshore Wind Parks with a Multi Method Simulation Model Endrerud, Liyanage, and Keseric. Winter Simulation Conference, 2014.

The offshore wind industry in Europe is looking to move further from shore and increase the size of wind parks and wind turbines. As of now marine logistics during the operation and maintenance life cycle phase is, besides wind turbine reliability, the most important limitation for wind turbine service, repair and replacement, and pose a large risk for wind park operators and owners.
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Iterative Simulation and Optimization Approach for Job Shop Scheduling Ketki Kulkarni, Jayendran Venkateswaran, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. Winter Simulation Conference, 2014.

In this paper, we present an iterative scheme integrating simulation with an optimization model, for solving
complex problems, viz., job shop scheduling. The classical job shop scheduling problem which is NP-Hard,
has often been modelled as Mixed-Integer Programming (MIP) model and solved using exact algorithms (for
example, branch-and-bound and branch-and-cut) or using meta-heuristics (for example, Genetic Algorithm,
Particle Swarm Optimization and Simulated Annealing).
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Analysis of The Expansion of The Panama Canal Using Simulation Modeling and Artificial Intelligence L. Rabelo, L. Cruz, S. Bhide, O. Joledo, J. Pastrana, P. Xanthopoulos, University Of Central Florida. Winter Simulation Conference, 2014.

This paper presents preliminary analysis of the Panama Canal Expansion from the viewpoint of salinity in
the Gatun Lake and the utilization of neural networks. This analysis utilized simulation modeling and
artificial intelligence.
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Increasing rail capacity utilization in port of Hamburg by early provision of information for import containers Ralf Elbert, Fabian Walter, Chair of Management and Logistics, Technische Universität Darmstadt. AnyLogic Conference 2014.

Various actors are involved in hinterland transportation of incoming rail containers along the maritime transport chain. To coordinate each actor’s logistics processes, and therefore to improve utilization of existing transport capacity, the early provision of information, e.g. in form of estimated time of arrival (ETA), is inevitable.
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Simulating A Physical Internet Enabled Mobility Web: The Case Of Mass Distribution In France D. Hakimi, B. Montreuil, and others. 9th International Conference of Modeling, Optimization and Simulation

Physical Internet (PI) is a novel concept aiming to render more economically, environmentally and socially efficient and sustainable the way physical objects are transported, handled, stored, realized, supplied and used throughout the world. It enables, among other webs, the Mobility Web which deals with moving physical objects within an interconnected set of unimodal and multimodal hubs, transits, ports, roads and ways.
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