Title

Multiple Crossdocks with Inventory and Time Windows

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1-2006

Abstract

Crossdocking studies have mostly been concerned with the physical layout of a crossdock or on a single crossdock. In this work, we study a network of crossdocks taking into consideration delivery and pickup time windows, warehouse capacities and inventory-handling costs. Because of the complexity of the problem, local search techniques are developed and used with simulated annealing and tabu search heuristics. Extensive experiments were conducted and results show that the heuristics outperform CPLEX, providing solutions in realistic timescales.

Keywords

Crossdocking, JIT, Heuristics, just-in-time, kanban

Discipline

Operations and Supply Chain Management

Research Areas

Operations Management

Publication

Computers and Operations Research

Volume

33

Issue

1

First Page

43

Last Page

63

ISSN

0305-0548

Identifier

10.1016/j.cor.2004.06.002

Publisher

Elsevier

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cor.2004.06.002