Accession Number : ADA321797

Title :   A Survey of Logistics Problems Occurring in Container Transportation.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jun 93-31 May 96,

Corporate Author : GEORGIA INST OF TECH ATLANTA SCHOOL OF INDUSTRIAL AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Hunt, ITUTE OF TECGreg ; Ratliff, Donald ; Llewellyn, Donna

PDF Url : ADA321797

Report Date : 10 JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : This paper serves as an introduction to the types of operational problems that arise in the intermodal environment. We examine and describe problems from a wide range of topics including stowage of containers on both ship and rail, routing and scheduling of vehicles, routing of shipments on existing transportation networks, equipment management, and network design. It has become clear that the problems described here are inherently complex. In fact, for many of these problems, simply finding a feasible solution is not trivial. For selected problems, we have included initial research toward providing algorithmic solutions.

Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, *PROBLEM SOLVING, *SURVEYS, *LOGISTICS, *MILITARY TRANSPORTATION, *CONTAINERIZED SHIPPING, ALGORITHMS, NETWORKS, RAIL TRANSPORTATION, SCHEDULING, MARINE TRANSPORTATION, ROUTING.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE