Modelling of Simple Cross Docking Facility
Haridas, Anuroop (2013) Modelling of Simple Cross Docking Facility. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)] (Unpublished)
In the modern world, with resources running scarce and competition getting cut throat, efficiency and smarter operations are one among the inevitable objectives of any organisation. Cost reduction, time savings and better resource management are among the main concerns while running any profit motive organisation. Logistics and supply chain plays a major role in the sustainable running of businesses in the current world due to the dependence of suppliers from different regions and a wide spread customer base. Cross docking is one of the most efficient methods of consolidating and shipping goods from a variety of suppliers to different retail destinations. Cross dock is basically an intermediate hub between the suppliers and retailers. The goods arrive at cross dock from various suppliers in Full Truck Loads and they are sorted and consolidated into Full Truck Loads which can be sent to their final destination, which are usually smaller retail outlets. Even though cross docking is one of the efficient methods in distribution of goods, certain operational strategies can be implemented in a cross dock to further improve its efficiency. One such strategy would be to formulate an efficient method to sequence the tasks of transhipping the goods from inbound docks to the outbound docks.
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