Design of Experiment and Analysis Method for the Integrated Logistics System Using Orthogonal Array

직교배열을 이용한 통합물류시스템의 실험 설계 및 분석방법

  • Park, Youl-Kee (Department of Information Management Engineering, Korea University) ;
  • Um, In-Sup (Hanjin Logistics Institute) ;
  • Lee, Hong-Chul (Department of Information Management Engineering, Korea University)
  • 박율기 (고려대학교 정보경영공학전문대학원 정보경영공학과) ;
  • 엄인섭 (한진물류연구원) ;
  • 이홍철 (고려대학교 정보경영공학전문대학원 정보경영공학과)
  • Received : 2011.10.26
  • Accepted : 2011.12.13
  • Published : 2011.12.31


This paper presents the simulation design and analysis of Integrated Logistics System(ILS) which is operated by using the AGV(Automated Guided Vehicle). To maximize the operation performances of ILS with AGV, many parameters should be considered such as the number, velocity, and dispatching rule of AGV, part types, scheduling, and buffer sizes. We established the design of experiment in a way of Orthogonal Array in order to consider (1)maximizing the throughput; (2)maximizing the vehicle utilization; (3)minimizing the congestion; and (4)maximizing the Automated Storage and Retrieval System(AS/RS) utilization among various critical factors. Furthermore, we performed the optimization by using the simulation-based analysis and Evolution Strategy(ES). As a result, Orthogonal Array which is conducted far fewer than ES significantly saved not only the time but the same outcome when compared after validation test on the result from the two methods. Therefore, this approach ensures the confidence and provides better process for quick analysis by specifying exact experiment outcome even though it provides small number of experiment.


Simulation;Flexible Manufacturing System;Automated Guided Vehicle System;Orthogonal Array;Evolution Strategy;Signal To Noise Ratio


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