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An Intelligent Decision Support System for the Empty Unit Load Device Repositioning Problem in Air Cargo Industry

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dc.contributor.author Döppner, Daniel A.
dc.contributor.author Derckx, Patrick
dc.contributor.author Schoder, Detlef
dc.date.accessioned 2017-12-28T00:46:37Z
dc.date.available 2017-12-28T00:46:37Z
dc.date.issued 2018-01-03
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-9981331-1-9
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/50043
dc.description.abstract Unit load devices (ULDs) are containers and pallets used in the air cargo industry to bundle freight for efficient loading and transportation. Mainly due to imbalances in global air transportation networks, deficits and surpluses of ULDs are the result and require stock balancing through the repositioning of (empty) ULDs. Following a design science research approach, we (1) elaborate the hitherto uninvestigated problem class of empty ULD repositioning (EUR) and (2) propose an intelligent decision support system (IDSS) that incorporates a heuristic for the given problem and combines artificial intelligence (i.e., rule-based expert system technology) with business analytics. We evaluate the IDSS with real-world data and demonstrate that the proposed solution is both effective and efficient. In addition, our results provide empirical evidence regarding the positive economic and ecological impact of leveraging the potential of ULD pooling in multi-carrier networks.
dc.format.extent 10 pages
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings of the 51st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subject Intelligent Decision Support for Logistics and Supply Chain Management
dc.subject air cargo, design science research, empty unit load device repositioning, expert system, intelligent decision support system
dc.title An Intelligent Decision Support System for the Empty Unit Load Device Repositioning Problem in Air Cargo Industry
dc.type Conference Paper
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.identifier.doi 10.24251/HICSS.2018.156
Appears in Collections: Intelligent Decision Support for Logistics and Supply Chain Management


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