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Использование самоорганизации для повышения эффективности логистических операций

Логистика сегодня. 2015. № 3. С. 148-161.

The article is dedicated to the analysis of the ways to use self-organization for the sake of logistics operations performance improvement. The author reviews examples of self-organization that could be seen in nature and outlines their specifics. Based on the analysis of interaction of certain ant species in course of food gathering and its delivery to the nest, several rules have been defined. Those rules could be applied to the case of sequential zoned picking of eaches in a warehouse. The author shows that application of the simple rules in question not only balances the picking line but also significantly boosts productivity of the picking brigade even without any expensive devices.