Air Express Network Design with Hub Sorting

This dissertation examines an innovative strategic operation for next day air package delivery. The proposed system, in which some packages are sorted twice at two distinct hubs before arriving at their destinations, is investigated for its potential savings. A two-stage sorting operation is proposed and compared to the currently operated single-stage sorting operation. By considering the endogenous optimization of hub sorting and storage capacities, cost minimization models…

Author: Ngamchai, Somnuk

Source: University of Maryland

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