Two approaches to improving the management of railroad freight equipment have recently been instituted by Chessie System and Milwaukee Road. While Chessie's car management is an operating department function, Milwaukee places this responsibility in its marketing department. Chessie division managers must now balance car costs along with expenses for crews, power and fuel, as well as non-operating costs. Extensive economic analysis has gone into the Chessie car management system and real-time feedback is essential to the concept. Milwaukee car management department is charged with maximizing revenue for each car while minimizing empty-movement and ownership or rental costs.

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    Cahners Publishing Company, Incorporated

    Watson Publications, 5 South Wabash Avenue
    Chicago, IL  United States  60603
  • Authors:
    • SHAFFER, F E
  • Publication Date: 1981-1

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 39-41
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  • Accession Number: 00330147
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 15 1981 12:00AM