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Title: A simulation model of an air cargo import terminal
Keywords: Air Cargo Terminal, AutoMOD, Simulation, Material flow, Import, Working policy
Issue Date: 19-Sep-2005
Citation: LEONG CHUN HOW (2005-09-19). A simulation model of an air cargo import terminal. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This thesis presents a simulation study of the material flow system in a highly mechanized air cargo import terminal with limited space availability. Most existing research in this area has focused on specific activities in the terminal, such as automated storage and retrieval systems. Highly mechanized system in air cargo terminal does not guarantee an effective material flow system if without an effective working policy. Without studying realistically the impact of interaction effects among the activities, it is hard to produce an effective working policy. This research is the first attempt to use simulation to study the interaction effects among activities and storage systems in the terminal. We describe the main activities that need to be modeled in building a realistic and accurate simulation of an air cargo terminal. It is often difficult to characterize the attributes of the air cargo and we propose a systematic procedure to overcome this difficulty. Finally, we show how simulation can be used to evaluate existing and proposed working policies.
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