FACTORS INFLUENCING THE DEMAND FOR GOODS MOVEMENT
The report identifies the decision-maker who is responsible for making the basic decisions in the goods movement process. An objective function by which the decision maker can measure the relative goodness of an overall logistics strategy is then formulated. It shows the tradeoffs that are possible between those variables over which the decision maker has a choice and their impact on the objective function. A method of searching for optimal strategies is then described.
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- Roberts, P O
- Publication Date: 1975-9
- Pagination: 58 p.
- TRT Terms: Cost estimating; Decision making; Estimates; Freight transportation; Logistics; Mathematical methods; Operations; Planning; Transportation operations
- Uncontrolled Terms: Transportation management
- Old TRIS Terms: Applications of mathematics; Cargo transportation; Operations planning
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Freight Transportation; Planning and Forecasting; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00151170
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOT/TST-77/14 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-50112
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Mar 30 1977 12:00AM