A Food Transportation Framework for an Efficient and Worker-Friendly Fresh Food Physical Internet
2. Overview of a Shared F Architecture
2.1. From Private Logistics to Shared Logistics
2.2. Modeling the Perishability Metric
3. Product Distribution and Truck Scheduling
3.1. Inter-Domain Strategy
3.2. Intra-Domain Strategy
Problem Formulation of IntraDS
4. Performance Evaluation
4.1. Performance of Inter-Domain Forwarding
4.2. Performance of Intra-Domain Forwarding
4.3. Performance Evaluation with a Larger Number of DCs
5. Related Works and Discussions
5.1. Related Works
Conflicts of Interest
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|-container||Containers that easily combine to create bigger and bigger containers so as to maximize space utilization and shipping efficiency, as shown in Figure 1|
|-mover||Moves the -containers, such as -vehicles, -carriers, -conveyors, -handlers, etc.|
|-transit||Exchange points where the -containers are transferred from the inbound -vehicles to the outbound -vehicles|
|-switch||Unimodal transfer of -containers in between the -movers (like rail-rail or conveyor-conveyor -switches)|
|-bridge||One-to-one multi-modal transfer of -containers in between the -movers (like rail-road -bridge)|
|-hub||Multi-modal transfer of -containers from incoming -movers to outgoing -movers, i.e., it transfers the containers in between rail, road, water or air transportation|
|-sorter||Receive -containers from one or more entry points, sort and ship them to their specified exit points|
|-composer||Compose -containers for better space and shipping efficiency|
|-gateway||Intersection points in between a private network and the physical Internet|
|i, j||≜||Index for distribution centers (1, …, ) that are within the coverage areas of the trucks|
|ℓ||≜||Index for transit-segments of the trucks (1, …, )|
|t||≜||Index for types of products (1, …, )|
|≜||Number of type t loaded at for delivery at at the ℓ-th transit-segment|
|≜||Number of type t unloaded at from at the ℓ-th transit-segment|
|≜||Number of type t that are on the truck for delivery at from at the ℓ-th transit-segment|
|≜||Truck load of type t at transit-segment ℓ|
|≜||Delivery request from to of type t|
|≜||Time of travel from to|
|≜||Time when the truck delivers at in the ℓ-th transit-segment|
|≜||Whether or not the truck goes from to at the ℓ-th transit-segment|
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