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2004
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Transshipment Through Crossdocks with Inventory and Time Windows

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Transshipment Through Crossdocks with Inventory and Time Windows
Abstract. The supply chain between manufacturers and retailers always includes transshipments through a network of locations. A major challenge in making demand meet supply has been to coordinate transshipment activities across the chain aimed at reducing costs and increasing service levels in the face of a range of factors, including demand fluctuations, short lead times, warehouse limitations and transportation and inventory costs. The success in implementing push-pull strategies, when firms change from one strategy to another in managing the chain and where time lines are crucial, is dependent on adaptive transshipment scheduling. Yet again, in transshipment through crossdocks, where justin-time objectives prevail, precise scheduling between suppliers, crossdocks and customers is required to avoid inventory backups or delays. This paper studies transshipment with supplier and customer time windows where flow is constrained by transportation schedules and warehouse capacities with...
Andrew Lim, Zhaowei Miao, Brian Rodrigues, Zhou Xu
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Type Conference
Year 2004
Where COCOON
Authors Andrew Lim, Zhaowei Miao, Brian Rodrigues, Zhou Xu
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