Shift designs for freight handling personnel at air cargo terminals

Aiying Rong, Martin Grunow

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    Abstract

    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalTransportation Review. Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review
    Volume45
    Issue number5
    Pages (from-to)725-739
    ISSN1366-5545
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2009

    Keywords

    • Air cargo terminal
    • Demand leveling
    • Mixed integer linear programming
    • Personnel shift scheduling
    • Hierarchical workforces

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    Shift designs for freight handling personnel at air cargo terminals. / Rong, Aiying; Grunow, Martin.

    In: Transportation Review. Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, Vol. 45, No. 5, 2009, p. 725-739.

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