This paper presents a novel autonomous vehicle-based storage and retrieval system with movable lifts (AVS/RS/ML) as an alternative automated warehousing technology to tier-captive shuttle-based storage and retrieval systems (SBS/RS). The proposed system aims to provide a cost-effective, highly efficient, and adaptable solution for warehouse operations utilizing automated guided vehicles (AGVs) capable of travelling both inside and outside the warehouse. We simulate and analyse the system's performance based on its initial investment cost, throughput capacity, and average utilization of AGVs and movable lifts (MLs) under different warehouse designs.
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Yetkin Ekren, Banu; Lerher, Tone; and Jerman, Boris, "A Novel Autonomous Vehicle-based Storage and Retrieval System with Movable Lifts" (2023). 16th Proceedings (Dresden, Germany- 2023). 4.