An investigation of logistic operation in a crossdocking distribution system with RFID

Hoo Yi Wang, Ka Man Lee, Lee Eng Wah

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Abstract

Studies on crossdockings have mostly been focusing on the physical layout of a crossdock or on a single crossdock. In this paper, we will investigate if improvement can be made with increase product visibility especially before and after the flow through the distribution centre. RFID technology would be introduced along with GPS system. The suggested crossdocking distribution system would be first modeled out using simulation software ARENA. Finally, to optimize the crossdocking distribution system, both heuristics and meta-heuristics (i.e. Genetic Algorithm) optimization method would be conducted and analyzed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIE and EM 2009 - Proceedings 2009 IEEE 16th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management
Pages969-974
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event2009 IEEE 16th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IE and EM 2009 - Beijing, China
Duration: 21 Oct 200923 Oct 2009

Conference

Conference2009 IEEE 16th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IE and EM 2009
Country/TerritoryChina
CityBeijing
Period21/10/0923/10/09

Keywords

  • Crossdocking
  • Genetic algorithm
  • Logistic operation
  • Optimization
  • RFID

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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