08855806 is referenced by 5 patents and cites 38 patents.

Various embodiments of a system and method for managing shipment release from a storage area in a materials handling facility are described. Embodiments may include a system configured to identify multiple shipments that each includes one or more units that are eligible to be conveyed from a storage area to a respective packing station in a materials handling facility. The identification of a given shipment may include determining that shipment is compatible with a packing capability of the packing station. The system may be configured to evaluate each respective shipment according to one or more shipment-related criteria to generate a ranking of at least some of the multiple shipments. The system may, in response to determining that a particular shipment is ranked highest relative to other shipments of the ranking, generate an instruction to convey the units of that particular shipment from the storage area to the respective packing station.

Title
Managing shipment release from a storage area to a packing station in a materials handling facility
Application Number
12/788124
Publication Number
8855806 (B2)
Application Date
May 26, 2010
Publication Date
October 7, 2014
Inventor
Arlen R Dean
Seattle
WA, US
Cherie G Wong
Seattle
WA, US
Christopher David Rotella
Seattle
WA, US
Natalie T Nguyen
Seattle
WA, US
Yusuke Hara
Tokyo
JP
Agent
Meyertons Hood Kivlin Kowert & Goetzel P C
Robert C Kowert
Assignee
Amazon Technologies
NV, US
IPC
G06Q 30/00
G06Q 10/08
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