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Determining tactical operational planning policies for an auto carrier - a case study

dc.contributor.authorDu Plessis, A. J.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorBekker, J.en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-16T11:17:33Z
dc.date.available2012-10-16T11:17:33Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.citationDu Plessis, A. J. & Bekker, J. 2010. Determining tactical operational planning policies for an auto carrier - a case study. South African Journal of Industrial Engineering, 21(2):191-205, doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.7166/21-2-59en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn2224-7890 (online)
dc.identifier.issn1012-277X (print)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:http://dx.doi.org/10.7166/21-2-59
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/70709
dc.descriptionCITATION: Du Plessis, A. J. & Bekker, J. 2010. Determining tactical operational planning policies for an auto carrier - a case study. South African Journal of Industrial Engineering, 21(2):191-205, doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.7166/21-2-59.
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://sajie.journals.ac.za
dc.description.abstractENGLISH ABSTRACT: This study was done to assist a local auto carrier company with tactical operational planning. The objective of the planning process is to maximise the number of vehicles delivered while being on time and adhering to staff and maintenance schedule constraints. We investigated the feasibility of allowing part of the fleet to roam the closed spatial network, as opposed to the traditional assignment of the complete fleet to fixed routes. We developed decision-making rules for roaming and fixed-to-route auto carriers, and evaluated the quality of these proposed rules, in combination with different fleet compositions, using discrete event simulation and four performance measures. We found that the auto carrier company should adopt a tactical operations policy where at least 50% of the fleet is allowed to roam, while roaming auto carriers pick vehicles to transport according to specific rules.en_ZA
dc.description.abstractAFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING:Hierdie studie is gedoen om ’n plaaslike motorvervoer-onderneming te help met taktiese bedryfsbeplanning. Die doelwit van die beplanningsproses is om die aantal voertuie wat betyds afgelewer word te maksimeer met inagneming van personeel- en instandhoudingbeperkings. Ons het die moontlikheid dat ’n deel van die vragmotorvloot swerwend in die geslote ruimtelike roete-network moet opereer, ondersoek. Dit is in teenstelling met die tradisionele vaste toedeling van vragmotors aan roetes. Besluitnemingreëls vir swerwende en vaste-roete vragmotors is ontwikkel, en die gehalte van die reëls is met diskrete simulasie en vier prestasiemaatstawwe evalueer. Ons het bevind dat die vervoeronderneming ’n bedryfsbeleid behoort te aanvaar wat toelaat dat ten minste 50% van die vloot swerf, terwyl hierdie swerwende vragmotors voertuie volgens spesifieke reëls by oplaaipunte moet kies.af_ZA
dc.description.urihttp://sajie.journals.ac.za/pub/article/view/59
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherSAIIEen_ZA
dc.subjectSchedule constraintsen_ZA
dc.subjectRoutes, Automobile trucksen_ZA
dc.subjectTransportation, Automotive -- Freighten_ZA
dc.subjectTruckingen_ZA
dc.subjectTrucking industryen_ZA
dc.titleDetermining tactical operational planning policies for an auto carrier - a case studyen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's versionen_ZA
dc.rights.holderAuthors retain copyrighten_ZA


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