Publication: Research - peer-review › Journal article – Annual report year: 2009
This paper presents an integrated mixed integer linear programming (MILP) model for determining manpower requirements and related personnel shift designs for the build-up and break-down of the unit load devices (ULDs) at the air cargo terminal to minimize manpower costs. To utilize the manpower resources efficiently, we implement a new mechanism for demand leveling. In addition, we consider the qualification hierarchy between build-up and break-down workers. A case study based on the real-life data shows that the model is useful for manpower planning at air cargo terminals and the integrated approach is far superior to a traditional two-stage approach.
|Journal||Transportation Review. Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review|
|Citations||Web of Science® Times Cited: 5|
- Air cargo terminal, Demand leveling, Mixed integer linear programming, Personnel shift scheduling, Hierarchical workforces