MEASURING PRODUCTIVITY IN PHYSICAL DISTRIBUTION
A survey has indicated that U.S. companies could save $40 billion annually by improving their distribution operations. Very few companies have actually made "meaningful" attempts to improve productivity in distribution. The first portion of this report defines the general concept of productivity measurement. The five appendices are designed to reveal present U.S. industry practice in measuring physical-distribution productivity, offer advice on how to formulate productivity programs in various areas of distribution, select appropriate measurement techniques, and create necessary data bases needed for measurement. One appendix deals with measuring productivity in transportation with definition of terms, measures for transportation management, stages of productivity measurement sophistication, and programs to improve transportation productivity.
Kearney (AT) and Company, Incorporated100 South Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL United States 60606
- Publication Date: 0
- Features: Appendices;
- Pagination: n.p.
- TRT Terms: Freight transportation; Management information systems; Measurement; Physical distribution; Productivity; Traffic managers; Transportation planning
- Uncontrolled Terms: Shippers
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Freight Transportation; Planning and Forecasting; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00311465
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 9 1980 12:00AM