9.8 PPT - The Transportation Subsystem Transportation plays...

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02/01/12 1 The Transportation Subsystem Transportation plays a vital role in supply chain management….a role that has changed dramatically over the past three decades.
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02/01/12 2 Introduction The purpose of this presentation is to introduce the transportation system from a legal and operational perspective. We will also discuss cost and operational characteristics that affect the marketing, pricing, and operations of the various modes.
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02/01/12 3 Two Basic Forms Legal Forms Operational Forms
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02/01/12 4 Legal Forms Legal forms include: Common Carriage Contract Carriage Private Carriage Exempt Carriage While these distinctions have some relevance today, they are not as important as they once were.
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02/01/12 5 Modal Forms There are five basic modes of transportation: Motor Rail Water Air Pipeline
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02/01/12 6 Intermodal Modes At times, separate modes are combined in order to provide service to shippers. These combined modes have unique cost and operational characteristics. Essentially, a compromise of the characteristics of the modes used form the new mode.
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02/01/12 7 Operational Characteristics The modes differ in their operational characteristics: Speed Dependability Reliability Capability Availability
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02/01/12 8 Dependability This is measured in terms of adherence to published or promised schedules, shippers typically rate dependability of service as the most important factor in selecting a mode of transportation and a particular carrier. Pipelines are the most dependable mode; however, the use of pipelines is limited to petroleum products or other products which can be liquefied (coal is one commodity with which this has been accomplished). As for other modes, their rankings are: (1) pipeline, (2) motor, (3) air, (4) rail and (5) water.
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This note was uploaded on 02/01/2012 for the course BMGT 350 taught by Professor Boyd during the Fall '08 term at Maryland.

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9.8 PPT - The Transportation Subsystem Transportation plays...

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