Long-term manpower supply planning for air cargo terminals

Shangyao Yan, Chia Hung Chen, Chung Kai Chen

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Four strategic models, combining different manpower supply principles, flexible management strategies and related operating constraints, are developed to help an air cargo terminal manage its long-term manpower supply more effectively. The models are formulated as integer/mixed integer linear programs, which are solved using a mathematical programming solver. To evaluate how the models perform in practice, a case study, utilizing the operating data of a domestic air cargo terminal in Taiwan, is conducted. The preliminary test results show that the four models are efficient and effective, and could be applied to actual operations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)175-181
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Air Transport Management
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2006


  • Air cargo terminals
  • Manpower supply
  • Mixed integer linear program


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