Freight distribution systems with cross-docking: a multidisciplinary analysis
AbstractFreight transport constitutes one of the main activities that influences economy and society, as it assures a vital link between suppliers and customers and it represents a major source of employment. Multi-echelon distribution is one of the most common strategies adopted by the transport companies in an aim of cost reduction. This paper presents the main concepts of multi-echelon distribution with cross-docks through a multidisciplinary analysis that includes an optimisation study (using both exact and heuristic methods), a geographic approach (based on the concept of accessibility) and a socio-economic analysis. a conceptual framework for logistics and transport pooling systems, as well as a simulation method for strategic planning optimisation.
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Publication status: Published, Journal of the Transportation Research Forum, 2012, 51, 1, 93-109
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Freight transport systems; cross-docking; simulation; collaboration; socio-economic issues;
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