MINIMUM DISTRIBUTION COST MODEL
Computer program which calculates total distribution cost for a load of any kind of a single origin/destination link involving one or more modes of transport. It can be used to evaluate a transport service as seen from the shipper's viewpoint and compare the economic advantage to him of alternative modes of transport. The model is designed to be used in various packages with operating cost models. It is then possible to choose the means of transport which is most profitable from the operator's viewpoint, offering the greatest gap between the value to the shipper and the cost of providing the service to the trransporter. This facility is useful both in considering multi-modal packages and also in evaluating the economics of train performance standards, service frequency, design of cars. etc.
- Direct requests to Director of Technical and Operations Research, CP Rail. Publications: Various articles published in Transportation Research Forum Annual. Proceedings 1972--P.J. Detmold (Denver) and R.A. Shea (Halifax).
Canadian Pacific LimitedWindsor Station
Montreal, Quebec H3C 3E4, Canada
- Publication Date: 0
- TRT Terms: Analysis; Competition; Computer programs; Costs; Freight transportation; Intermodal transportation; Mode choice; Quality of service; Rate making; Train operations; Transportation modes; Vehicle design
- Uncontrolled Terms: Cost analysis
- Old TRIS Terms: Car design; Operating strategies; Train performance
- Subject Areas: Design; Economics; Finance; Freight Transportation; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00131768
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Canadian Pacific Limited
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 14 1976 12:00AM