09129247 is referenced by 2 patents and cites 59 patents.

Various embodiments of a system and method for process management in a materials handling facility are described. Embodiments may include a process control component configured to generate a model of multiple unit handling processes of a materials handling facility. For each process, the model may indicate a measured throughput rate. The process control component may be configured to, based on at least one target output rate that is a goal for the output rate of a given unit handling process, evaluate the model to generate a particular target throughput rate that is a goal for the respective throughput rate of a particular unit handling process that is performed prior to the given unit handling process. The process control component may be configured to, based on the particular target throughput rate, generate one or more instructions to control the respective throughput rate of units processed by the particular unit handling process.

Title
Managing throughput for multiple processes in a materials handling facility
Application Number
12/788117
Publication Number
9129247 (B2)
Application Date
May 26, 2010
Publication Date
September 8, 2015
Inventor
Cherie G Wong
Seattle
WA, US
Joseph M Alyea
Edmonds
WA, US
Yusuke Hara
Tokyo
JP
Agent
Meyertons Hood Kivlin Kowert & Goetzel P C
Robert C Kowert
Assignee
Amazon Technologies
NV, US
IPC
G06Q 10/06
G06Q 10/08
G06Q 10/00
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