MANAGING RAILROAD CAR DISTRIBUTION

After a study of car distribution, Task Force 5 recommended the following changes to achieve improvement within the industry: (1) An interdepartmental planning effort should be initiated to create and implement a corporate car use plan; (2) Car distribution should itself implement a "bottom-up" car use plan; (3) Empty car supply forecasting procedures should be adopted; (4) Collection of car order data should be formalized and centralized; (5) New approaches to short-term fleet-sizing decisions should be adopted; (6) Use of manually prepared directives should be supported by formal flow-rule planning.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Phase II, Task Force 5.
  • 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: 36 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00322191
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: AAR R-414 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 19 1980 12:00AM