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Optimisation of a Crossdocking distribution centre simulation model

Adrian Adewunmi, Uwe Aickelin

Proceedings of a meeting held 16-19 June 2008, Edinburgh, Scotland. Part of the 2008 Summer Simulation Multiconference (SummerSim'08) | Society for Modeling & Simulation International | Published : 2008

Abstract

This paper reports on continuing research into the modelling of an order picking process within a Crossdocking distribution centre using Simulation Optimisation. The aim of this project is to optimise a discrete event simulation model and to understand factors that affect finding its optimal performance. Our initial investigation revealed that the precision of the selected simulation output performance measure and the number of replications required for the evaluation of the optimisation objective function through simulation influences the ability of the optimisation technique. We experimented with Common Random Numbers, in order to improve the precision of our simulation output performance ..

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