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Using Simulated Annealing to Design a Material-Handling System
July/August 2005 (vol. 20 no. 4)
pp. 26-30
Pierpaolo Caricato, University of Lecce
Antonio Grieco, University of Lecce
Material-handling systems based on automated guided vehicles have achieved great success in the last 15 to 20 years. AGV-based solutions' flexibility and relative cheapness compared with traditional systems have contributed to this success but have led to system management problems. A simulated annealing algorithm can solve the problem of designing the path the AGVs will follow.

This article is part of a special issue on advanced heuristics in transportation and logistics.

Index Terms:
logistics, decision support, automated guided vehicles, simulated annealing, path planning, material handling
Citation:
Pierpaolo Caricato, Antonio Grieco, "Using Simulated Annealing to Design a Material-Handling System," IEEE Intelligent Systems, vol. 20, no. 4, pp. 26-30, July-Aug. 2005, doi:10.1109/MIS.2005.76
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