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Approach technique of specifying a proper autonomous cart type for its service in the logistics center
 
 
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Department of Transport and Logistics, Institute of Technology and Business in České Budějovice, Faculty of Technology, Czech Republic
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Ondrej Stopka   

Department of Transport and Logistics, Institute of Technology and Business in České Budějovice, Faculty of Technology, Okružní 517/10, 37001, České Budějovice, Czech Republic
Publish date: 2019-06-28
Submission date: 2019-01-30
Final revision date: 2019-02-21
Acceptance date: 2019-05-17
 
The Archives of Automotive Engineering – Archiwum Motoryzacji 2019;84(2):23–31
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ABSTRACT
Basically, relocation, protection, warehousing and management of materials and products throughout the logistics chain (manufacturing, warehousing, distribution, consumption and disposal) are referred to as cargo handling. Cargo handling includes a variety of manual, semi-automated and automated devices, processes and systems supporting the manufacture and logistics, and helps with the efficient cargo flow across the logistics chain. This research study designs an approach technique (procedure) to specify a proper type of the autonomous cart as a part of handling devices for its service activities within the area of opted logistics center applying an adequate multiple-criteria analysis method. Introductory parts of the paper summarize relevant literature review regarding research topic, methods and procedures important to compile the draft technique, identify all the relevant criteria used for the given purpose as well as define variants of autonomous carts taken into consideration in order to calculate the final outcome. The most important chapter specifies the approach technique design itself including application of method to calculate the criteria weights as well as use of the multiple-criteria analysis method, specifically the Weighted-Sum Approach, in order to define the variant ranking.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
This contribution was created within the solution of the Czech research project LTC17040 named "Regionální letiště v České a Slovenské republice a vliv jejich provozu na ekonomický rozvoj regionu" of the INTER-EXCELLENCE program, the INTER-COST subprogram.
 
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