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Shift designs for freight handling personnel at air cargo terminals

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  • Rong, Aiying
  • Grunow, Martin

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This paper presents an integrated mixed integer linear programming (MILP) model for determining manpower requirements and related personnel shift designs for the build-up and break-down of the unit load devices (ULDs) at the air cargo terminal to minimize manpower costs. To utilize the manpower resources efficiently, we implement a new mechanism for demand leveling. In addition, we consider the qualification hierarchy between build-up and break-down workers. A case study based on the real-life data shows that the model is useful for manpower planning at air cargo terminals and the integrated approach is far superior to a traditional two-stage approach.

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  • Rong, Aiying & Grunow, Martin, 2009. "Shift designs for freight handling personnel at air cargo terminals," Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, Elsevier, vol. 45(5), pages 725-739, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:transe:v:45:y:2009:i:5:p:725-739
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