Time-Dependent Performance Approximation of Truck Handling Operations at an Air Cargo Terminal

Selinka, Gregor, Axel Franz, and Raik Stolletz (2014): Time-dependent performance approximation of truck handling operations at an air cargo terminal. Computers & Operations Research, DOI: 10.1016/j.cor.2014.06.005.

Posted: 31 Jan 2014 Last revised: 4 Jul 2014

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Gregor Selinka

University of Mannheim

Axel Franz

Center for Doctoral Studies in Business, Graduate School of Economic & Social Sciences, University of Mannheim

Raik Stolletz

University of Mannheim

Date Written: January 31, 2014

Abstract

This paper provides an analytical solution for the time-dependent performance evaluation of truck handling operations at an air cargo terminal. The demand for loading and unloading operations is highly time-dependent and stochastic for two classes of trucks. Two heterogeneous handling facilities with multiple servers are available to handle trucks assuming exponentially distributed processing times. Trucks are routed to a handling facility depending on the current state of the system upon arrival. To approximate the time-dependent behavior of such heterogeneous queueing systems, we develop a stationary backlog-carryover (SBC) approach. A numerical study compares this approach with simulations and demonstrates its applicability to real-world input data.

Keywords: Airport operations, heterogeneous queueing model, non-stationary performance analysis

JEL Classification: C44, C61, C63

Suggested Citation

Selinka, Gregor and Franz, Axel and Stolletz, Raik, Time-Dependent Performance Approximation of Truck Handling Operations at an Air Cargo Terminal (January 31, 2014). Selinka, Gregor, Axel Franz, and Raik Stolletz (2014): Time-dependent performance approximation of truck handling operations at an air cargo terminal. Computers & Operations Research, DOI: 10.1016/j.cor.2014.06.005.. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2388604 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2388604

Gregor Selinka (Contact Author)

University of Mannheim ( email )

Schloss
Mannheim, 68131
Germany

Axel Franz

Center for Doctoral Studies in Business, Graduate School of Economic & Social Sciences, University of Mannheim ( email )

Schloss
Mannheim, 68131
Germany

Raik Stolletz

University of Mannheim ( email )

Schloss
Mannheim, 68131
Germany

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