A dispatching method for automated guided vehicles by using a bidding concept

Jae Kook Lim, Kap Hwan Kim, Kazuho Yoshimoto, Jun Ho Lee, Teruo Takahashi

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    Abstract

    A dispatching method is suggested for automated guided vehicles by using an auction algorithm. The dispatching method in this study is different from traditional dispatching rules in that it looks into the future for an efficient assignment of delivery tasks to vehicles and also in that multiple tasks are matched with multiple vehicles. The dispatching method in this study is distributed in the sense that the dispatching decisions are made through communication among related vehicles and machines. The theoretical rationale behind the distributed dispatching method is also discussed. Through a simulation study, the performance of the method is compared with that of a popular dispatching rule.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationContainer Terminals and Automated Transport Systems: Logistics Control Issues and Quantitative Decision Support
    PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
    Pages325-344
    Number of pages20
    ISBN (Print)3540223282, 9783540223283
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2005

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    Keywords

    • Automated guided vehicle
    • Distributed dispatching method
    • Simulation

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
    • Business, Management and Accounting(all)

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    Lim, J. K., Kim, K. H., Yoshimoto, K., Lee, J. H., & Takahashi, T. (2005). A dispatching method for automated guided vehicles by using a bidding concept. In Container Terminals and Automated Transport Systems: Logistics Control Issues and Quantitative Decision Support (pp. 325-344). Springer Berlin Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-26686-0_14