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Simulation Optimization of the Crossdock Door Assignmnet Problem

Aickelin, Uwe; Adewunmi, Adrian


Uwe Aickelin

Adrian Adewunmi


The purpose of this report is to present the Crossdock Door Assignment Problem, which involves assigning destinations to outbound dock doors of Crossdock centres such that travel distance by material handling equipment is minimized. We propose a two fold solution; simulation and optimization of the simulation model - simulation optimization. The novel aspect of our solution approach is that we intend to use simulation to derive a more realistic objective function and use Memetic algorithms to find an optimal solution. The main advantage of using Memetic algorithms is that it combines a local search with Genetic Algorithms. The Crossdock Door Assignment Problem is a new domain application to Memetic Algorithms and it is yet unknown how it will perform.


Aickelin, U., & Adewunmi, A. (2006). Simulation Optimization of the Crossdock Door Assignmnet Problem.

Conference Name UK Operational Research Society Simulation Workshop 2006 (SW06)
Publication Date Jan 1, 2006
Deposit Date Oct 22, 2007
Publicly Available Date Oct 22, 2007
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Keywords Crossdock Door Assignment Problem, Discrete Event Simulation, Optimization, Genetic Algorithms
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