The order batching problem is a part of the picking process of items in a warehouse. A set of items conform an order and a set of orders conform a batch. The problem consist of grouping the orders received in the warehouse in different batches. Each batch have to be collected by a single picker without exceed a capacity limit. The objective is to minimize the total time needed to collect all the items. In this paper we propose a General Variable Neighborhood Search algorithm to tackle the problem. Our approach outperforms other previous methods in the state of the art.
Electronic Notes in Discrete Mathematics
Miembro fundador del grupo de investigación GRAFO, cuya línea de investigación principal es el desarrollo de algoritmos para abordar problemas de optimización, temática sobre la que versa la Tesis Doctoral del investigador y en la que se enmarcan sus publicaciones más destacadas.
Abraham Duarte is Full Professor in the Computer Science Department at the Rey Juan Carlos University (Madrid, Spain). He has done extensive research in the interface between computer science, artificial intelligence, and operations research to develop solution methods based on Computational Intelligence (metaheuristics) for practical problems in operations-management areas such as logistics and supply chains, telecommunications, decision-making under uncertainty and optimization of simulated systems.