How does the Tugger Module convert Deliveries into Routes?
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The algorithm does the following:
What parts am I going to
deliver. Any part that is not
statistically selected for delivery is send to the undelivered list. Selected parts are given a desired
delivery time (statistically generated (i.e. UFM/SEQ or specified by a
specific ETD in the delivery file)
For those parts I will
deliver, which tug driver does this (i.e. is it specified in the delivery
file, or do I select the driver based on which driver is currently mapped
to the Deliver-TO location).
Which delivery window
will the selected parts be delivered in (based on their delivery times specified
in step 1). Each tug driver has a different
delivery window frequency, so this window is tugger driver dependent.
What order I deliver the
parts in depends on determining the shortest delivery path through the
plant based on the aisle network and the list of part delivery locations
that need to be visited. Basically
this is the travelling salesman problem using actual aisle paths.
Now generate the part
routing sequence for that delivery window in the Routing tab.