In this paper, we present a decision support tool to optimize two of the most critical activities in intermodal railroad container terminals, in an iterative and integrated framework devoted to the terminal profit improvement. First, the model allows optimizing the freight trains composition, maximizing the company profit, while respecting physical and economic constraints, and placing in the train head/tail containers prosecuting to subsequent destinations. Hence, based on the resulting train composition, the decision support system allows optimizing the containers allocation in the terminal storage yard, in order to maximize the filling level while respecting physical constraints. The model is successfully tested on a real case study, the inland railroad terminal of a leading Italian intermodal logistics company.
|Titolo:||A decision support system for optimizing operations at intermodal railroad terminals|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|