July 03, 2014, 16:00, Room GC B3 424 (click here for the map)
Cross-dock is a center that transships freight between trucks with minimal usage of storage in between. Cross-docking reclaims transportation efficiency by bundling arriving freight into full truckloads. Cross docks are beneficial as long as they are well coordinated with transportation plans when their operational cost does not overwhelm their savings in inventory. In this talk, I present scheduling problems at macro and micro level and show variety of models to address their issues.
Mohammad Yousef Maknoon is a postdoctoral fellow at Polytechnique Montreal - CIRRELT (interuniversity Research center on Enterprise Networks, Logistics and Transportation). His research focuses on scheduling and optimization in transportation network. He completed his Master and Ph.D. in Industrial engineering (Operations research) at Polytechnique Montreal.