INDIANAPOLIS TERMINAL PLANNING STUDY
The objective of this study was to determine the terminal's true potential for improvement. Some areas considered were labor utilization and effectiveness, operations performance, budget control, and profit improvement. A definite need for modern management methods, and information system to aid in decision-making, and the training of supervisors to use these tools was found. A new terminal management system was outlined. Recommendations were made for specific operations based on management improvement. Continuous time studies and work samplings were used to evaluate labor utilization. Analyses of terminal operational data was used to evaluate terminal effectiveness. Management Center Reports were used for analysis of operating expanses.
Management Science AssociatesP.O. Box 239
Los Altos, CA USA 94022
United States Railway Association2100 2nd Street, SW
Washington, DC USA 20595
- Publication Date: 1975-6
- Pagination: 158 p.
- TRT Terms: Budgeting; Control systems; Freight terminals; Intermodal terminals; Management information systems; Productivity; Profitability; Railroad terminals; Railroad yards; Work rules
- Identifier Terms: Conrail
- Old TRIS Terms: Operating strategies; Regional rail reorganization act; Yard and terminal control
- Subject Areas: Finance; Freight Transportation; Railroads; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00099847
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: United States Railway Association
- Report/Paper Numbers: USRA/R-047 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: USRA-C-50102
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Oct 18 1975 12:00AM