The scope and scale of contemporary discrete event logistics systems (DELS), such as parcel logistics hubs, distribution centers, and global manufacturing systems, continues to outpace the traditional industrial engineering approach to facilities and system design, particularly with regard to system architecture. System architecture is fundamental to system design in most engineering disciplines. While not part of the traditional DELS design portfolio, the ingredients are available today to support system engineering architecture design methods and tools for application to DELS design.
Progress in Material Handling Research
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