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Freight distribution systems with cross-docking: a multidisciplinary analysis

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  • Jesus Gonzalez-Feliu

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    (LET - Laboratoire d'économie des transports - CNRS : UMR5593 - Université Lumière - Lyon II - Ecole Nationale des Travaux Publics de l'Etat)

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    Freight 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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    Paper provided by HAL in its series Post-Print with number halshs-00498496.

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    Date of creation: Apr 2012
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    Publication status: Published, Journal of the Transportation Research Forum, 2012, 51, 1, 93-109
    Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:halshs-00498496

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    Keywords: Freight transport systems; cross-docking; simulation; collaboration; socio-economic issues;

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    1. Jesus Gonzalez-Feliu, 2011. "Costs and benefits of logistics pooling for urban freight distribution: scenario simulation and assessment for strategic decision support," Post-Print halshs-00688967, HAL.

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