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A Literature Review on the Pallet Loading Problem.
Vargas-Osorio, Saúl; Zúñiga, Catya
Nowadays, businesses face a fierce competition. Hence, implementing strategies to achieve competitiveness is elemental. For that purpose, in the logistics field, the proper use of resources is a must. According to several experts, storing and transportation have a high impact in the overall supply chain profit. Therefore, lowering their impact by increasing efficiency contribute to a higher profitability. An efficient palletizing can cause to easily ship more goods onto a pallet with the consequent savings in transportation and storage. The denominated Pallet Loading Problem (PLP) focuses on finding space optimization to load the maximum quantity of packed product onto the pallet. This article presents a literature review of the most prominent approaches with the objective of showing the main characteristics and solution methods proposed by researchers. Thus, the understanding of these solution approaches can help in the development of new strategies or approaches to deal with the palletizing.
Lámpsakos, 2016, Issue 15, p69
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