Published: Feb 27, 2009 7:51:00 AM
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Kevin Gue, faculty member in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, will present a seminar, "The Aisle Design Problem for Unit-Load Warehouses," on Thursday, Feb. 12 at 3:30 p.m. in 3210 Shelby Center.
Gue will describe recent research on a fundamental problem of warehouse design: how to arrange picking aisles and cross aisles to minimize worker travel. Work so far has addressed both single-command and dual-command operations, and results indicate potential savings of 10 to 20 percent in many cases. He will also describe two recent implementations of his work, one at a warehouse in Wisconsin, the other in Fort Lauderdale.
Prior to joining the Auburn family, Gue was on the faculty in the Graduate School of Business and Public Policy at the Naval Postgraduate School. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1985 and served as an officer in the submarine community for five years. He received his doctorate in industrial engineering at Georgia Tech in 1995. His research interests include logistics modeling and optimization, warehousing, distribution and material handling. He is past president of the College-Industry Council on Material Handling Education.