A shipping yard of an automotive assembly plant is one of the key business processes as well as a starting point of outbound logistics, which holds finished vehicles temporarily until their shipment. The shipping yard involves various dynamically changing events and operations associated with vehicle movement, deployment, and shipment. Location-enabled radio-frequency identification tracking of vehicles can significantly improve the performance of delivery operations by facilitating better decision making. This paper analyzes the value of wireless location information for logistic operations during vehicle deployment and load makeup planning (DLMP) using a comprehensive simulation framework that simulates real operations of the yard.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Business, Management and Accounting(all)
- Economics and Econometrics
- Management Science and Operations Research
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering