Warehouses perform series of interacting processes. Each process includes sub-processes and requires different resources. This structure makes warehouses complex-system or system-of-system (SOS) from design perspective. Model based system engineering (MBSE) facilitates SOS design. On the other hand, object-oriented modeling (OO) is a well-known approach for capturing complexity of software systems. This paper aims leveraging conceptual design of warehouse, by applying OO in MBSE. In this context, warehouse is analyzed with respect to abstract processes which transform item status/unit. Afterwards, warehouse logical architecture is designed using these processes. Introduced approach develops coherent meta-model for generating design alternatives in conceptual design stage.
Abdoli, S., & Kara, S. (2016). Designing Warehouse Logical Architecture by Applying Object Oriented Model Based System Engineering. In Procedia CIRP (Vol. 50, pp. 713–718). Elsevier B.V. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procir.2016.04.108