HW 7 - David Lum SCM 406W Chapter 17 1 Transportation purchasing was revolutionized when legislation was passed in the 70's to 80's that

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David Lum SCM 406W 3/18/08 Chapter 17 1. Transportation purchasing was revolutionized when legislation was passed in the 70’s to 80’s that deregulated transportation. For Air transportation, the Air Cargo Deregulation Act in 1977 and Air Passenger Act in 1978 deregulated this mode of shipping. The Motor Carrier Act in 1980 released road transportation from regulation and the Staggers Act in 1980 deregulated the railroads. Other legislation includes the Transportation Industry Regulation Reform Act in 1994 and Ocean Shipping Reform Act in 1998 which freed up water shipping. 3. Topics that should be discussed while negotiating with providers include who has responsibility of the freight and at what point, also the amount of control that is allowed by the transportation provider. Most importantly is the total cost or cost per shipment, and how often shipments are picked up and delivered. Information sharing should be discussed to, so both parties don’t have miscommunication. It should be established what performance level
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This note was uploaded on 05/23/2008 for the course SCM 406W taught by Professor Dawnrussell during the Fall '08 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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