ALTERNATIVES FOR IMPROVING FREIGHT CAR MANAGEMENT

This report describes and evaluates car management alternatives and recommends that railroads pursue those which they find most promising and compatible with their particular circumstances and management style. To create effective car management, railroads should: Explicitly incorporate freight car productivity into corporate strategy; develop car productivity goals and objectives for each management function; designate a group (newly created or one already existing) to be responsible for car management; create interfunctional coordinations mechanisms; and install the information systems needed to plan and control car related decisions and their outcomes.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Phase II, Task Force 1.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Association of American Railroads

    Freight Car Utilization Program, 1920 L Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20036
  • Publication Date: 1980-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 38 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00322184
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: AAR R-426 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 18 1981 12:00AM