Transport Functionality, Principles, and Participants • Transportation is a very visible element of logistics. Consumers are accustomed to seeing trucks and trains transporting product or parked at business facilities. • Few consumers fully understand just how dependent our economic system is upon economical and dependable transportation.
Transport Functionality primarily consists of product movement servicesProduct movement is the movement of inventory to specified destinations • Restrictive element—in-transit inventory is “captive”, usually inaccessible during transportation • Flexible element—inventory can be diverted during shipment to a new destination
Transportation consumes time, financial, and environmental resources • Transportation is more than 60% of the cost of logistics • One of largest consumers of oil and gas in US • Impacts traffic congestion, noise and air pollution
Transportation Decisions are Influenced by the following: • Shipper (consignor) • Destination party (consignee) • Carriers and Agents • Government • Internet • The Public
Relationship among the Transportation Participants Public Government Shipper Carrier and Agents Consignee Internet
Modal Classification • Speed refers to elapsed movement time. • Availability refers to the ability of a mode to service any given pair of locations. • Dependability refers to potential variance from expected or published delivery schedules • Capability is the ability of a mode to handle any transport equipment, such as load size. • Frequency relates to the quantity of scheduled movements.
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