THE MEASUREMENT OF PRODUCTIVITY IN RAIL TRANSPORTATION
Output per manhour in the railroad industry as measured heretofore contains an upward bias, primarily because of the output measure used, ton miles. A new measure of production is developed using car miles, carloads, and train miles. Manhours are then developed associated with each output measure and a weighted index developed. The results indicate a level of output per manhour lower than usually assumed, and lower than for industry as a whole.
- Contributed by the Intersociety Committee on Transportation for presentation at the Intersociety Conference on Transportation, Denver, Colo., Sept. 23-27, 1973.
American Society of Mechanical EngineersTwo Park Avenue
New York, NY USA 10016-5990
- BANNER, P H
- Publication Date: 1973-9
- Pagination: 5 p.
- TRT Terms: Productivity
- Subject Areas: Freight Transportation; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00051406
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: ASME Journal of Mechanical Engineering
- Report/Paper Numbers: 73-ICT-73 Paper
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 9 1974 12:00AM