Planning and optimising manpower management in a transshipment container terminal
by Massimo Di Francesco; Antonio Manca; Simone Zanda; Paola Zuddas
European J. of Industrial Engineering (EJIE), Vol. 10, No. 6, 2016

Abstract: Manpower management is a complex problem for transshipment container terminals, because different requirements must be taken into account in the short-term plan to properly assign workers to shifts, tasks and operations, while accounting for some decisions already made in the long-term plan. An optimisation model is formulated to discuss the decision-making ability of a real terminal in dealing with this problem. The experimentation shows that its current policy on the short-term plan is effective, but some improvements can be obtained if unnecessary restrictions were removed from the long-term plan and some changes are accepted in the current modus operandi of the terminal. [Received 16 February 2015; Revised 4 January 2016; Accepted 13 June 2016]

Online publication date: Wed, 14-Dec-2016

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