Performance Modeling of Crossdocking Operations

Cross-docking plays an important role in rapidly moving goods in supply network by minimizing storage time through tightly synchronized operations. This paper investigates performance of an industrial cross-dock by developing analytical and discrete-event simulation models of its operations. A series of G/G/m models based on queuing theory are developed and their parameters are estimated based on data from operations. This analytical model is used to estimate steady-state waiting times and resource utilizations. A higher-fidelity discrete-event simulation model is developed using SIMIO software. The findings from the different simulation scenarios are examined through computational experiments

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Work Title Performance Modeling of Crossdocking Operations
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Penn State
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  1. Tzu-Yin Chen
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  1. Cross-dock
  2. Queueing Theory
  3. Simulation
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Work Type Research Paper
Publication Date 2022
Deposited April 04, 2022

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