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This study explores the best warehouse design for shuttle-based storage and retrieval system (SBS/RS) minimizing average energy consumption per transaction and average cycle time per transaction, simultaneously. For that we provided average energy consumption per transaction versus average cycle time per transaction graphs, for different design scenarios of the studied SBS/RS warehouse. In the design concept, we considered, rack design in terms of number of bays, number of tiers, number of aisles, as well as velocity profiles of lifts in the system. We completed 144 number of experiments by simulation to see the trade-offs based on the design scenarios and provided them by two separate graphs. The results show that while the SBS/RS warehouse has low number of tiers, it has low energy consumption per transaction as well as low average cycle time per transaction in the two lift velocity scenarios.


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Progress in Material Handling Research: 2016