Accession Number : AD0710226

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

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : FLORIDA UNIV GAINESVILLE DEPT OF INDUSTRIAL AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Seam,Ravi M. ; Sivazlian,Boghos D.

Report Date : MAR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 164

Abstract : 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)

Descriptors :   (*CARGO, HANDLING), (*CONTAINERS, MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING), (*TRANSPORTATION, PHILOSOPHY), OPTIMIZATION, COST EFFECTIVENESS, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, ALGORITHMS, CONFIGURATION, MATHEMATICAL MODELS

Subject Categories : Containers and Packaging

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE