Despite a downturn in traffic, the potential for improving operating results still exists. Santa Fe's vice president, operations, calls Santa Fe's people crucial in such efforts and says motivation and training are crucial. Computerized monitoring of train performance following a rationalization of freight train schedules was instituted. Close control over switching costs has also been instituted. The railroad has also taken a close look at supervision of its freight offices and yard offices, instituting standardized procedures vital in introducing machine accounting. Training programs for the new approach involve subject matter rather than job functions.

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    Murphy-Richter Publishing Company

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

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  • Accession Number: 00099833
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1976 12:00AM