Ideology, Decision Planning and Operational Scenarios and Features in Cross Docking Models
- 1 Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
- 2 Faculty of Computer and Mathematical Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Selangor, Malaysia
Cross docking warehousing has become an important logistics strategy in the supply chain management for many distributions industries. The idea of cross docking is to eliminate the storage and order picking function in the warehouse while still allowing it to serve its receiving and shipping function. In the current literature, many cross docking models have been proposed and these models vary based on the cross docking setting and problem tackled. This study presents the gap analysis on the existing cross docking models pertaining to the operational scenarios and features addressed in solving short-term cross docking problem. On top of that, the main concept of cross docking and planning decision level are discussed. The contributions of this study are to identify the gap of knowledge of the cross docking short-term planning and point out future research direction in cross docking.
Copyright: © 2014 Wan Nor Ashikin Wan Ahmad Fatthi, Adibah Shuib, Rosma Mohd Dom and Ainon Mardhiyyah Shahidin. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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- Cross Docking
- Supply Chain Management
- Short-Term Planning