Cross-docks scheduling with multiple doors using fuzzy approach

Mitra Movassaghi, Soroush Avakh Darestani

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Abstract

One of the most important practices in logistics is Cross-Docking which sets its goals as inventory reduction and customer satisfaction increase. Customers receive goods through docks. Docks are responsible to provide a place for goods before being delivered to the customers. Then, these materials are directly loaded into outbound trucks with little or no storage in between to send to customers in the shortest possible time. This paper is mainly aimed at introducing a mixed-integer, non-linear programming model to solve scheduling several cross-docking problems. The proposed model is highly facilitated to allocate
the most optimal destinations to storage doors and truck scheduling in docks while selecting the collection and delivery routes. Using optimization approaches at uncertainty conditions is also of great importance. Mathematical programming techniques vividly fail to solve transportation problems that include fuzzy
objective function coefficients. A fuzzy multi-objective linear programming model is proposed to solve the transportation decision-making with fuzzy objective function coefficients.
Original languageEnglish
Article number3
Number of pages18
JournalEuropean Transport
Issue number79
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2020
Externally publishedYes

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Open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license.

Keywords

  • Cross Docks Scheduling
  • Fuzzy Logic,
  • supply chain

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