AUTOMATIC INVENTORY SYSTEM AT THE SP INTERMODAL CONTAINER TRANSFER FACILITY

The Intermodal Container Transfer Facility (ICTF) in Long Beach, California, is a fully automated, state of the art facility, built by Southern Pacific in conjunction with the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles in response to the growing needs of their many international customers. The ICTF is the largest rail container facility in the world. One of its many challenges was inventory control. The dynamic parking scheme of the ICTF was designed to be operated with a real time computerized inventory system, conceived by the SP to utilize their existing TOPS/TCC systems integrated with slot monitors and a mobile inventory system. The SP's terminal inventory system at the ICTF sets the industry standards for maintaining a real time inventory and a managerial resource.

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    • This paper appears in Transportation Research Circular No. 350, Ports, Waterways, Intermodal Terminals, and International Trade Transportation Issues, Proceedings of the 13th Annual Summer Conference, July 19-22, 1988, Seattle, Washington. Distribution, posting, or copying of this PDF is strictly prohibited without written permission of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences. Unless otherwise indicated, all materials in this PDF are copyrighted by the National Academy of Sciences. Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.
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    • Stiles, R D
  • Publication Date: 1989-5

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  • Pagination: p. 17-18
  • Monograph Title: PORTS, WATERWAYS, INTERMODAL TERMINALS, AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE TRANSPORTATION ISSUES. PROCEEDINGS OF THE 13TH ANNUAL SUMMER CONFERENCE, JULY 19-22, 1988, SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
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  • Accession Number: 00485241
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1989 12:00AM