Transportation Operations Management
  • Author : Darren Prokop
  • Release Date : 15 April 2022
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Genre : Law
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN 13 : 0128154152

Download or read book entitled Transportation Operations Management written by Darren Prokop and published by Elsevier online. This book was released on 15 April 2022 with total pages 344. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Transportation Operations Management examines operational problems from all transportation modes--air, motor carrier, water vessel, pipeline, and rail--to show how these interact in the real world of today's carriers and shippers. It outlines and analyzes key issues, such as designing efficient domestic and international transportation networks, choosing optimal locations within market spaces, designing infrastructure to manage network congestion, leveraging intermodalism for operational flexibility, leveraging techniques for costing, pricing, and revenue management, using tracking technology for decision-making, maintaining regulatory compliance in operations, and environmental stewardship. Paying particular attention to the influence of the logistical constraints of time, physical space, and location, the book shows the key role of transportation in strategic, tactical and logistical supply chain decision-making. It uses mathematical techniques and data analysis tools such as the theory of capacity management, the microeconomics of costing and pricing, forecasting and risk management, linear optimization, process-mapping, productivity measurement, queueing theory, and complex scheduling. The book uses real-world problems with their actual marketplace constraints in technology, geography and government regulations to provide an applied context to the techniques examined. Applies the latest analytical techniques to address real-world situations, both domestically and internationally, from industry and government, demonstrating the interplay between business and government, and planning versus day-to-day operations Presents specific cases that demonstrate the opportunities and constraints that affect how workable solutions to an operations management problem can be structured Includes learning aids such as chapter objectives, discussion questions, appendices for in-depth discussion of techniques, glossary, and key points made in prose, mathematically and diagrammatically