Since 1970 Norfolk & Western has been introducing a computerized approach to materials control. The computer had already made it possible to improve train operations and similar results were sought in the materials management function. In two years a $10 million reduction in inventory had been achieved and processing had been speeded substantially. The system has been a boon to maintenance of way activities and the Material Management System is being expanded to cover on-line access to field for production of standard purchase orders, price inquiries, vendor performance reports and forecasts to vendors of future needs.

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    Murphy-Richter Publishing Company

    20 North Wacker Driver
    Chicago, IL  United States  60606
  • Publication Date: 1975-7

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  • Accession Number: 00099832
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1975 12:00AM