Comparing Industry and Academic Perspectives on Cross-Docking Operations

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This paper performs a comparative analysis on the industry and academic perspectives on cross-docking operations. Detailed descriptions are provided for three typical cross-dock settings by means of case illustrations. The purpose of these descriptions is to inspire break-through innovations in future cross-docking research by identifying constraints, decision problems, and performance indicators that are thoroughly anchored in current practice.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProgress in Material Handling Research: 2014
EditorsJ. Smith, K. Ellis, R. de Koster, B. Montreuil, M. Ogle
Place of PublicationCharlotte, NC, USA
ISBN (Print)978-1-882780-18-3
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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