This work deals with the determination of an approach for concept planning of distribution centers. For this purpose, the "Distribution Center Design Process" is defined. Solution concepts for logistics centers are developed and evaluated in an eight-step process. In particular, it will be focused on formalization of the functional area, which has not been considered scientifically, yet. This results, among other things, in the definition of services and basic transformation properties of handling units. These can be used to create and semantically test service flow networks, which describe the functional sequence and transformations of service objects in distribution centers.
Progress in Material Handling Research
Schmidt, Michael; Spee, Detlef; and ten Hompel, Michael, "Service Flow Networks for Functional Design of Distribution Centers" (2018). 15th IMHRC Proceedings (Savannah, Georgia. USA – 2018). 30.