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.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Center for Transportation Studies, Room 1121
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02139

    Department of Transportation

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Roberts, P O
  • Publication Date: 1975-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 58 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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