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A systematic literature review on uncertainties in cross-docking operations


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Ardakani, A and Fei, J ORCID: 0000-0002-4090-5299 2020 , 'A systematic literature review on uncertainties in cross-docking operations' , Modern Supply Chain Research and Applications , pp. 1-21 , doi: 10.1108/MSCRA-04-2019-0011.

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The technique of cross-docking is attractive to organisations because of the lower warehousing and transportation (consolidated shipments) costs. This concept is based on the fast movement of products. Accordingly, cross-docking operations should be monitored carefully and accurately. Several factors in cross-docking operations can be impacted by uncertain sources that can lead to inaccuracy and inefficiency of this process. Although many papers have been published on different aspects of cross-docking, there is a need for a comprehensive review to investigate the sources of uncertainties in cross-docking. Therefore, the purpose of this paper is to analyse and categorise sources of uncertainty in cross-docking operations. A systematic review has been undertaken to analyse methods and techniques used in cross-docking research.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Ardakani, A and Fei, J
Keywords: warehousing, supply chain management, uncertainties, cross-docking, distribution centres, systematic literature review
Journal or Publication Title: Modern Supply Chain Research and Applications
Publisher: Emerald Publishing Limited
ISSN: 2631-3871
DOI / ID Number: 10.1108/MSCRA-04-2019-0011
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