Online Dispatching Rules for Vehicle-Based Internal Transport Systems

23 Pages Posted: 24 Sep 2004

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T. Le-Anh

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management

M. B. M. de Koster

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management

Date Written: 21 2004 6,

Abstract

On-line vehicles dispatching rules are widely used in many facilities such as warehouses to control vehicles' movements. Single-attribute dispatching rules, which dispatch vehicles based on only one parameter, are used commonly. However, multi-attribute dispatching rules prove to be better in general. In this study, we introduce new dispatching rules and evaluate their performance compared to several good dispatching rules in literature, using the experimental design of a real case study. The performance criteria are minimizing the average load waiting time while keeping the maximum load waiting time as small as possible and better utilize vehicles. The experiments show that newly introduced hybrid dispatching rule yields the best performance overall.

Keywords: on-line dispatching, vehicle-based internal transport system, centralized control, performance

JEL Classification: M, M11, R4, C61

Suggested Citation

Tuan, Le-Anh and de Koster, M.B.M. René, Online Dispatching Rules for Vehicle-Based Internal Transport Systems (21 2004 6,). ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2004-031-LIS. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=594970

Le-Anh Tuan (Contact Author)

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management ( email )

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M.B.M. René De Koster

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management ( email )

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