A review: Mathematical modles for cross docking planning

Dwi Agustina, Ka Man Lee, Rajesh Piplani

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This paper provides a comprehensive literature review of mathematical models in cross docking planning. From the reviews, the models are classified in three different levels regarding its decisions level which are operational, tactical, and strategic level. The researches in operational level are mainly related to develop model in scheduling, dock door assignment, transhipment problem, vehicle routing, and product allocation. For tactical and strategic level, the researches are mainly proposing model to design the layout and the network of cross docking respectively. The contribution of this paper is to realize the gaps of knowledge in strategic, tactical and operational levels and point out the future research directions in cross docking.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-54
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Engineering Business Management
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Cross docking
  • Dock door assignment
  • Layout design
  • Mathematical model
  • Network design
  • Truck scheduling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research

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