We are moving house in a few weeks and have a couple of people helping moving the boxes. My previous experience from moving is of queues building up in small hallways and people getting tired from walking up and down the stairs, so this time, I intend to make this as efficient as possible.
Intuitively, it feels like specializing the labor assignment (e.g. one person offloading the truck, another walking boxes to the door, the third only walking up and down stairs) would improve efficiency, in that it reduces queue-building because people never run into each other. A rotation could then be made for assignments to reduce fatigue.
On the other hand, maybe the monotony in this, that I so carelessly disregard, will actually lead to a increased overall time - regardless of how many pizzas I buy them afterwards.
I did some googling to see if there is a more efficient algorithm for this; my thinking is that this must have been discussed to death when coming up with the car assembly lines in the early 1910s, but there is very little discussion around this on the internet - perhaps no one cares.
My question is therefore to: are there any other optimizers out there that have figured out the ultimate moving algorithm?