Freight Performance Measurement: Measuring the Performance of Supply Chains across Multistate Jurisdictions

The objective of this study was to show that supply chain performance measurement could be applied—in practice as well as in principle—to a broad range of industries and supply chains and produce information to inform public sector investment in freight transportation systems. To this end, the research used a case study approach, measuring the performance of representative supply chains serving five different industries: retail, automobile manufacturing, food products, agriculture, and electronics. The case studies were selected to cover the major U.S. regions and profile supply chains of different lengths and modes. They focused on the domestic portion of the supply chains, measuring freight movement along highways and rail lines and through ports, but not the time spent within private-sector warehousing or distribution facilities. The case studies were used to determine if performance measures and metrics that are common across supply chains—travel time, travel-time reliability, cost, safety and risk—were reasonably available and cost-effective for public sector use. The study concluded that it is feasible and practical to map representative supply chains and measure their high-level performance.


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: White Paper
  • Features: Figures; Maps; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 74p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01608672
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 29 2016 3:14PM