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dc.contributor.authorBartholdi, John J., III
dc.date.accessioned2007-10-05T13:33:08Z
dc.date.available2007-10-05T13:33:08Z
dc.date.issued2007-09-04
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/16859
dc.descriptionJohn J. Bartholdi, III is Professor at ISyE and Manhattan Associates Professor of Supply Chain Management and Research Director, The Supply Chain & Logistics Instituteen_US
dc.descriptionLecture presented on September 4, 2007, 2:00-3:00 pm in the Neely Lobby of the Georgia Tech Library
dc.descriptionRuntime: 88:28 minutes
dc.description.abstractThe social insects, such as bees or ants, operate complex logistics systems that are efficient even though no agent is in charge. Instead of a centralized control, each agent follows a simple local rule and an efficient global organization emerges spontaneously. This idea has been successfully adapted to coordinate order-pickers in a warehouse. Under a protocol called "bucket brigades", each worker follows a simple rule; and without conscious intention or even awareness of the workers, the flow of work is smoothed and bottlenecks are removed. Furthermore, this happens without the advice on engineers, consultants, or management. The bucket brigade protocol has increased pick rates by 20-50% at some major distribution centers. (This is joint work with Don Eisenstein of the University of Chicago.)en_US
dc.format.extent88:28 minutes
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.subjectGeorgia Tech ePublicationsen_US
dc.subjectBucket brigade protocolen_US
dc.subjectSocial insectsen_US
dc.subjectDistribution centersen_US
dc.subjectOrder pickingen_US
dc.subjectLogisticsen_US
dc.titleSelf-organizing logistics systemsen_US
dc.typePresentationen_US
dc.typeVideoen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameGeorgia Institute of Technology. Library and Information Centeren_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameGeorgia Institute of Technology. School of Industrial and Systems Engineering


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