COMPUTERIZED CAR SCHEDULING: IN BUSY TIMES, A SERVICE TOOL; IN BAD TIMES, A COST-CUTTER

In the face of reduced freight traffic, the Transportation Control System of Missouri Pacific is being called upon for the first time to provide a satisfactory level of freight service at substantially lower cost rather than its normal goal of providing a high level of customer service. This management information system with its automated car scheduling is gradually being extended over the entire railroad but maximum benefit will require further extension. This would involve the industry to enhance its carrier-to- carrier and shipper-to-carrier data exchange, adopt interline scheduling and expand the functional capability of TCS.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    508 Birch Street
    Bristol, CT  USA  06010
  • Publication Date: 1980-8-11

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 26-27
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00319931
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 29 1980 12:00AM