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dc.contributor.authorBartholdi, John J., III
dc.contributor.authorGue, Kevin R.
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-06T23:51:12Z
dc.date.available2017-03-06T23:51:12Z
dc.date.issued2004-05
dc.identifier.citationJohn J. Bartholdi, III, Kevin R. Gue, "The best shape for a crossdock," Transportation Science, v.38, no.2 (May 2004), pp. 235-244.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/52000
dc.descriptionThe article of record as published may be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.10.1287/trsc.1030.0077en_US
dc.description.abstractWithin both retail distribution and less-than-truckload transportation networks crossdocks vary greatly in shape. Docks in the shape of an I, L, or T are most common, but unusual ones may be found, including those in the shape of a U, H, or E. Is there a best shape? We show that the answer depends on the size of the facility and on the pattern of freight flows inside. Our results suggest that many large crossdocks in practice suffer from poor design that increases labor costs on the dock.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipOffice of Naval Researchen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNational Science Foundationen_US
dc.format.extent12 p.en_US
dc.publisherInformsen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleThe best shape for a crossdocken_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentGraduate School of Business and Public Policy (GSBPP)en_US
dc.subject.authorFreight transportationen_US
dc.subject.authorCrossdockingen_US
dc.subject.authorMaterial handlingen_US
dc.subject.authorLess-than-truckload motor carriersen_US
dc.description.funderN00014-95-1-0380 (ONR)en_US
dc.description.funderDMI-0008313 (NSF)en_US
dc.description.funderN00014-00-WR-20244 (ONR)en_US


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