Department of Industrial Engineering, Yazd University, Yazd, IRAN
Among the various existing models for the warehousing management, the simultaneous use of private and public warehouses is as the most well-known one. The purpose of this article is to develop a queuing theory-based model for determining the optimal capacity of private warehouse in order to minimize the total corresponding costs. In the proposed model, the available space and budget to create a private warehouse are limited. Due to the ambiguity, some parameters are naturally simulated by expert-based triangular fuzzy numbers and two well-known methods are applied to solve the queuing-based fuzzy programming model and optimize the private warehouse capacity. The numerical results for three cases confirm that unlike the previous approaches, the proposed one may easily and efficiently be matched with various lines of manufacturing environments and conditions.
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