UNITIZATION AND DEUNITIZATION IN PHYSICAL DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS: A QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS OF CONTAINERIZED CARGO

In recent years the physical distribution of commodities has become one of the foremost areas for effecting cost reduction. Containerization, a special case of unitization and deunitization, has brought about a revolution in the intermodal transportation of cargo. Containerization is the philosophy of through transport, whereby the cargo is manhandled only twice. A dynamic programming algorithm was developed to determine a loading pattern for packages inside a container. Also the flow of empty and loaded containers is analyzed for a N terminal problem and an algorithm developed to determine a trade route for an all container service. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Florida, Gainesville

    Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
    Gainesville, FL  USA  32611
  • Authors:
    • Seam, Ravi M
    • Sivazlian, Boghos D
  • Publication Date: 1970-3

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  • Pagination: 164 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00015117
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Defense Documentation Center
  • Report/Paper Numbers: THEMIS-UF-TR-40 Tech Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: DAHC04-68-C-0002
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 13 1973 12:00AM