Truck Dock Assignment Problem with Time Windows and Capacity Constraint in Transshipment Network Through Crossdocks

  • Andrew Lim
  • Hong Ma
  • Zhaowei Miao
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/11751595_73

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3982)
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Lim A., Ma H., Miao Z. (2006) Truck Dock Assignment Problem with Time Windows and Capacity Constraint in Transshipment Network Through Crossdocks. In: Gavrilova M. et al. (eds) Computational Science and Its Applications - ICCSA 2006. ICCSA 2006. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 3982. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

In this paper, we consider the over-constrained truck dock assignment problem with time windows and capacity constraint in transshipment network through crossdocks where the number of trucks exceeds the number of docks available, the capacity of the crossdock is limited, and where the objective is to minimize the total shipping distances. The problem is first formulated as an Integer Programming (IP) model, and then we propose a Tabu Search (TS) and a Genetic algorithms (GA) that utilize the IP constraints. Computational results are provided, showing that the heuristics perform better than the CPLEX Solver in both small-scale and large-scale test sets. Therefore, we conclude that the heuristic search approaches are efficient for the truck dock assignment problem.

Areas: Heuristics, industrial applications of AI.

Keywords

Heuristic search crossdocks dock assignment 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrew Lim
    • 1
    • 2
  • Hong Ma
    • 1
  • Zhaowei Miao
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept of Industrial Engineering and Logistics ManagementHong Kong Univ of Science and TechnologyKowloon, Hong Kong
  2. 2.School of Computer Science & EngineeringSouth China University of TechnologyGuang DongP.R. China

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