A cost based approach for a Crane Assignment and Scheduling Problem

Wester C.H. Schoonenberg, Jesse X. Hols, Ali Diabat

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Abstract

Different methods are used to address Quay Crane Assignment and Scheduling Problems (QCASP). In current literature often the unloading time is used to optimize QCASPs. However, this approach neglects the value of the vessel's freight. This paper therefore uses a cost based approach to optimize container terminal operations, which allows the model to focus on two objectives. The first objective is to show the impact of varying freight lead time costs on the priority of vessels and consequently the Quay Crane (QC) assignment and scheduling. The second objective is to implement adjustable QC operation costs and working rate and show the impact of particular adjustments. The model results show vessel prioritization based on the value of the vessel's freight. The variation in crane operation cost only impacts the assignment and scheduling in the occurrence of high crane operating costs relative to the value of the vessel's freight.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2015 International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Systems Management, IEEE IESM 2015
EditorsJ.M. Framinan, P. Perez Gonzalez, A. Artiba
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages647-653
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9782960053265
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 12 2016
EventInternational Conference on Industrial Engineering and Systems Management, IEEE IESM 2015 - Seville, Spain
Duration: Oct 21 2015Oct 23 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of 2015 International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Systems Management, IEEE IESM 2015

Other

OtherInternational Conference on Industrial Engineering and Systems Management, IEEE IESM 2015
CountrySpain
CitySeville
Period10/21/1510/23/15

Keywords

  • Cost of Lead Time
  • Mixed Integer Programming
  • Quay Crane Scheduling
  • Quay crane assignment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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    Schoonenberg, W. C. H., Hols, J. X., & Diabat, A. (2016). A cost based approach for a Crane Assignment and Scheduling Problem. In J. M. Framinan, P. Perez Gonzalez, & A. Artiba (Eds.), Proceedings of 2015 International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Systems Management, IEEE IESM 2015 (pp. 647-653). [7380227] (Proceedings of 2015 International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Systems Management, IEEE IESM 2015). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/IESM.2015.7380227