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Title: Pre-distribution and post-distribution cross-docking operations
Authors: Yan, H 
Tang, SL
Keywords: Cross-docking
Inventory
Logistics
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Pergamon Press
Source: Transportation research. Part E, Logistics and transportation review, 2009, v. 45, no. 6, p. 843-859 How to cite?
Journal: Transportation research. Part E, Logistics and transportation review 
Abstract: In this paper, we construct analytical models for distribution strategies with two major types of cross-docking, pre-distribution cross-docking (Pre-C) and post-distribution cross-docking (Post-C). A traditional distribution center system is also discussed for comparison purposes. Three models are compared pair-wisely. Analytical results show that, Pre-C is preferred for environments with shorter supply lead time and lower uncertainty of demand, without the benefits of risk-pooling. The Post-C mitigates the weakness of the Pre-C at the expense of higher operations cost spent at the cross-dock. Numerical experiments are conducted to support our results and explore other findings.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/25425
ISSN: 1366-5545
EISSN: 1878-5794
DOI: 10.1016/j.tre.2009.05.005
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