Transport and Vehicle Engineering | Article | Published 2019
In recent years, a stable trend of a constant increase in the number and volume of transportation of various types of packaged goods can be observed. The main factor that forms this trend is the dynamics of small and medium business development. Correspondingly, the issue of introducing modern transport and warehouse technologies is of particular relevance. Here, the main problem is the frequent downtime of transport due to the mismatch between arrival and departure transport or its irrational use. The purpose of this work is to demonstrate both the technical and economic feasibility of developing cross- docking technologies for railway transport. For the traditional railway warehousing system of direct transshipment transport, this is a real innovation. The research is based on the theory of optimization of economic relations and complete deliveries. Accordingly, the necessary methods have been chosen. The result was the proposal of a mathematical model of cross- docking technology, which calculates the best variant of cargo delivery to railway warehouse and further to the end- user. On the basis of the specified mathematical model, the simulation model in the environment of Microsoft Excel, demonstrating improvement of cargo flow through the warehouse system due to the application of cross-docking technology is built.
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