THE TRAFFIC MANAGER: HOW IS HE (OR SHE) DOING?

The firm's traffic manager is responsible for both making arrangements for and purchasing the transportation services a firm needs to move materials and goods. The traffic manager's choices are important to public sector planners interested in flows of freight. The traffic manager influences heavily the choice of mode of transport to be used; the routes; and the times within which the deliveries must be accomplished. Firms want faster service with frequent, on-time deliveries of small quantities and -- as a consequence -- one sees more trucks more often. This paper gives others some insights into the industrial traffic manager's world.

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  • Authors:
    • Nelson, R S
    • Wood, D F
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  • Publication Date: 1997-10

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 152-173
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00766602
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1999 12:00AM