Cross-docking transshipment problem approached by non linear programming and simulation analysis

Aiello Giuseppe, Enea Mario, Muriana Cinzia

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Abstract

The need for fast product delivery causes the attention of supply chain is addressed to strategies able to optimize the distribution process. In this field the crossdocking seems to be an efficient strategy which makes possible to reduce or eliminate the storage phase by meeting customer demand. In this paper a transshipment problem for cross-docking strategy is considered by means of a deterministic model studied through the non linear programming technique. The solution found allows to determine the optimal quantities to ship, the number of routes activated and the optimal truck number when the constraint on truck capacity is enforced. The influence of the demand fluctuation is also addressed through a simulation tool representing the cross-docking system. Finally the comparison between the cross-docking strategy and the direct delivery one is considered in terms of cost efficiency and trucks utilization.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication11th International Conference on Modeling and Applied Simulation, MAS 2012, Held at the International Multidisciplinary Modeling and Simulation Multiconference, I3M 2012
PublisherCaltek s.r.l.
Pages70-79
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event11th International Conference on Modeling and Applied Simulation, MAS 2012, Held at the International Multidisciplinary Modeling and Simulation Multiconference, I3M 2012 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: Sep 19 2012Sep 21 2012

Other

Other11th International Conference on Modeling and Applied Simulation, MAS 2012, Held at the International Multidisciplinary Modeling and Simulation Multiconference, I3M 2012
CountryAustria
CityVienna
Period9/19/129/21/12

Keywords

  • Cross-docking
  • Non linear programming model
  • Simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation

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    Giuseppe, A., Mario, E., & Cinzia, M. (2012). Cross-docking transshipment problem approached by non linear programming and simulation analysis. In 11th International Conference on Modeling and Applied Simulation, MAS 2012, Held at the International Multidisciplinary Modeling and Simulation Multiconference, I3M 2012 (pp. 70-79). Caltek s.r.l..