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Old 10-22-2009
Alberto Serra Alberto Serra is offline
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Question Push logic for warehouses

Hi everybody!
I'm here again to ask you a new issue about racks and transports.
I need to transport items from a warehouse every hour.
My warehouse collects messages from processors which are "calling" it if their buffer reaches a specific value.
I want a transporter that starts every our and feeds the processors with items spent during processing.
What kind of control can i use to do that?
Are there some default options in Flexsim to implement "Push Logic" for warehouses?
Thank you all!!
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Old 10-23-2009
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Hello Alberto,

I am not sure if I really understand your problem, but I will still try to answer...
Do your processors send a msg to the wharehouse on the hour, so when a transporter has to start collecting new items for the processor? Is your warehouse a rack, or do you have a warehouse with several racks?
You could close the input port of the processor (or a queue in front) when all items for the processor have been collected and open the input again when the transporter can start collecting and choose the Send To Port requirement on the racks that is applicable.
There is also a "by time of day" option in the Send To Port Logic of a rack that you might be able to use.
If I did not understand your problem correctly, please attach you model.


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