Cross dock scheduling under multi-period condition

Document Type: Research Paper

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Department of Industrial Engineering, AmirKabir University, Tehran, Iran

Abstract

This paper proposes a truck scheduling model in a cross dock system under multi-period, multi-commodity condition with fixed outbound departures. In an operational truck scheduling problem, outbound trucks leave the cross dock terminals at predetermined times and delayed loads are kept as inventory that are sent at the next period (a time slot in a day). The proposed model optimizes the inbound truck scheduling problem through the minimizing cross dock operational costs. An accelerated Benders decomposition technique based on Covering Cut Bundle (CCB) strategy and a heuristic approach are developed to solve the model. Finally, numerical analysis introduces the sensitivity of the input parameters to the objective value.

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