TRANSPORT CAPACITY ALLOCATION IN ALEXANDRIA PORT, EGYPT, USING BUSINESS PROCESS RE-ENGINEERING
Transportation capacity shortage at seaports is one of the most significant key problems that decision makers face in today’s maritime ports, which may cause supply chain management (SCM) failure. Applying business process reengineering (BPR) to get the best allocation of capacity resources may help in solving this problem. This paper aims to optimize a solution to the transport capacity shortage problem of a seaport by using a Solver technique, taking into consideration the capacity allocation of the exports and imports at the port. The proposed technique is applied to data from a real case study of Egypt’s Alexandria port, in which the overall supply chain management performance is measured by considering the suitability of BPR. The computational results show the effectiveness of the proposed technique for finding one of the best scenarios for the capacity allocation of the exports and imports, especially two types of goods which have allocation priority: dry bulk goods (imports) and container goods (exports).