A Web-Based Tool for Cross Dock Trailer Scheduling

The overarching goal of this project is to develop a web-based tool that makes the previous research results on cross dock scheduling that was completed though past Center for Connected Multimodal Mobility (C2M2) projects accessible to a wider audience by removing the need for specialized knowledge of mathematical programming or computer science. The project aims to achieve success by firstly establishing the desirable characteristics of the web-based tool through comprehensive literature reviews, analysis of similar tools in different domains, and engaging in discussions with potential users. Following this, the scope of the web-based model will be defined by comparing it with existing cross-dock models and solution heuristics, aligning with the characteristics identified earlier, and ensuring technical feasibility based on available computing and interface resources. Specifications and a conceptual design for the user interface will then be developed. Subsequently, the existing model will be adapted for seamless integration into the web-based environment, allowing for easy modification of inputs and accurate model solving. The core focus lies in building a user-friendly web tool that enables intuitive adjustments of model inputs and transparent presentation of results, encompassing both quantitative measures and animated representations. The final step involves providing clear and simple user instructions, ensuring the ease of tool utilization and accurate interpretation of results.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $50364
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590

      Clemson University

      110 Lowry Hall
      Box 340911
      Clemson, SC  United States  29634-0911
    • Managing Organizations:

      Center for Connected Multimodal Mobility

      Clemson University
      Clemson, SC  United States  29634
    • Performing Organizations:

      Clemson University

      110 Lowry Hall
      Box 340911
      Clemson, SC  United States  29634-0911
    • Principal Investigators:

      Ferrell, William

    • Start Date: 20231001
    • Expected Completion Date: 20240930
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01907176
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Center for Connected Multimodal Mobility
    • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747117
    • Files: UTC, RIP
    • Created Date: Feb 6 2024 8:16PM