This paper performs a comparative analysis on the industry and academic perspectives on cross-docking operations. Detailed descriptions are provided for three typical cross-dock settings by means of case illustrations. The purpose of these descriptions is to inspire break-through innovations in future cross-docking research by identifying constraints, decision problems, and performance indicators that are thoroughly anchored in current practice.
Progress in Material Handling Research: 2014
Buijs, Paul and Vis, Iris F.A., "Comparing Industry and Academic Perspectives on Cross-docking Operations" (2014). 13th IMHRC Proceedings (Cincinnati, Ohio. USA – 2014). 16.