International Journal on Advanced Science, Engineering and Information Technology, Vol. 2 (2012) No. 5, pages: 370-374, DOI:10.18517/ijaseit.2.5.226

A Review on Quantitative Approaches for Dock Door Assignment in Cross-Docking

Adibah Shuib, Wan Nor Ashikin Wan Ahmad Fatthi


Cross docking is a relatively new technique in supply chain operations. It offers limited storage time to maximize the efficiency of goods transshipment. Efficient operation of a cross docking system requires an appropriate coordination of inbound and outbound flows, accurate planning and dynamic scheduling.  The planning strategies at cross docking terminals, which are receiving growing attention today, are the truck-to-door assignment and destination to door assignment problems. This paper provides a comprehensive literature review of quantitative approaches in dock door assignment problems of cross docking planning. The contributions of this paper are to identify the gap of knowledge in operational levels mainly in dock door assignment and to point out the future research direction in cross docking.


cross-docking; dock door assignment; quantitative approaches; mathematical model; optimization

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