A hybrid RFID case-based system for handling air cargo storage location assignment operations in distribution centers

K. H. Leung, King Lun Tommy Choy, M. C. Tam, C. H.Y. Lam, C. K.H. Lee, Stephen W.Y. Cheng

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Abstract

Logistics service providers (LSPs) often face the challenge of uncertainty in air import operations. Due to the limited capacity of aircraft, the problem of cargo offload occurs frequently. Without prior notice, cargoes are delivered in separate flights, which increase handling complexity. On the other hand, due to the short transit time between flights, the shipper at the origin does not have sufficient time to inform the LSPs the details of cargo being loaded before its arrival. This results in a lack of time for LSPs to assign storage location for the arrived cargo at the distribution center (DC). Hence, the order picking process becomes inefficient and time-consuming, which leads to trucks idling in the docking area waiting for the consolidated goods. The problems become more obvious when handling electronic components and high tech products. In this study, a hybrid RFID case-based decision support system, integrating RFID and case-based reasoning technologies, is proposed for handling air cargo storage location assignment operations in distribution centers. After pilot study of the proposed system in a third-party LSP, the order-picking efficiency is improved while the truck idling time at the docking area is reduced significantly.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPICMET 2015 - Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology
Subtitle of host publicationManagement of the Technology Age, Proceedings
PublisherPortland State University
Pages1859-1868
Number of pages10
Volume2015-September
ISBN (Electronic)9781890843328
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Sep 2015
EventPortland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology, PICMET 2015 - Portland, United States
Duration: 2 Aug 20156 Aug 2015

Conference

ConferencePortland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology, PICMET 2015
CountryUnited States
CityPortland
Period2/08/156/08/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Strategy and Management

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