Daily deliveries from the regional distribution center (RDC) network exhibit variation that makes it difficult to effectively schedule labor (minimize over/understaffing). Therefore we were motivated to consider changing the trailer release and delivery process and/or forecasting method that informs scheduling. These considerations also helped us to appreciate tradeoffs between store service and transportation cost.
Sponsor: National Science Foundation Research Team: Timothy Matis Universities Involved: Texas Tech University Start Date: 01/01/08 End Date: 12/31/08 Summary: A MANET is a multihop wireless network in which mobile nodes communicate without the support of existing infrastructure. In this network, each node has the capability of being a source, […]