Highway Performance and Time-Sensitive Industries, 1998

(1998) Highway Performance and Time-Sensitive Industries, 1998. Transportation, Department of


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This report addresses delays to freight shippers. Although the focus is on just-in-time (JIT) businesses, the authors also note that non JIT businesses also suffer delays that impact their productivity. The table of contents lists the following headings: chapter 1 - introduction - a trial application: the Des Moines metropolitan area; structure of the report; chapter 2 - reliability at the forefront of freight transport demand - manufacturing and inventory; just-in-time operations in the U.S.; transportation consequences; summary; chapter 3 - JIT operations in Iowa - survey and sample; trucking activity and service; just-in-time truck transportation in Iowa; assessment of factors affecting truck transportation service; summary and conclusions; chapter 4 - travel time uncertainty induced by incidents - a probabilistic model for incident occurrences and durations; calculation of delay; trial application; conclusions; and chapter 5 - conclusions and recommendations - conclusions; recommendations.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Freight transportation, Incident detection, Industries, Inventory, Just in time production, Manufacturing, Metropolitan areas, Performance
Subjects: Transportation
Transportation > Social impacts
Transportation > Traffic Management
Transportation > Roads and highways
Transportation > Research
Transportation > Economics, finance, and taxes
ID Code: 22330
Deposited By: Iowa DOT Library
Deposited On: 22 Jun 2016 18:57
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2016 18:57
URI: https://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/22330