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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2015, Article ID 481950, 8 pages
Research Article

Multicriteria Decision Model to Support the Assignment of Storage Location of Products in a Warehouse

Department of Production Engineering, School of Engineering, Centre for Technology and Geosciences, Federal University of Pernambuco, 50670-901 Recife, PE, Brazil

Received 23 November 2014; Revised 17 March 2015; Accepted 17 March 2015

Academic Editor: Bo Yu

Copyright © 2015 Denilson Dimas da Silva et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The storage of products has a strategic role in the supply chain: an efficient organization of products in appropriate locations enables these products to be moved faster inside the warehouse and logistics channel, which increases the speed of delivery and the competitiveness of enterprises. The aim of this paper is to propose a multicriteria decision support model for ranking products and assigning them to warehouse storage locations. During the structuring of the model, the nature of the problem was defined as multicriteria; therefore, the SMARTER and lexicographic methods were applied. The results showed an ordering of products that allowed their strategic location in a hypothetical nonautomated warehouse.