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This report presents the results from expert interviews with Minneapolis-St. Paul companies and North Dakota manufacturing companies. The Minneapolis expert interviews helped to identify the minimal logistical capabilities a supplier must have in order to do business with the Minneapolis companies. Ten...

 
Truck Costs for Owner/Operators (Sep 1997, MPC-97-81)

Differences that exist among truck configurations, trip and product characteristics, and input prices influence costs for individual owner/operators. Economic developers need truck cost estimates to compare transportation modes and accurately estimate transportation costs. Owner/operators and users of...

 

The project objective was to assess and determine whether the logistical practices of small and rural suppliers will allow them the opportunity to successfully participate in an integrated supply chain. The project consists of two steps. First, we identified minimal logistical capabilities a supplier...

 

The logistical function of inventory management has changed greatly over the last few decades. Historically, inventories have been used to manage production and were considered a necessary component of doing business. However, with recent developments such as Just-In-Time (JIT) and Electronic Data Interchange...

 

The model developed in this report provides a mechanism to better understand information requirements necessary for the firms to evaluate supply chain integration strategies.

 

Public concern about hazardous materials, such as agricultural fertilizers, has steadily increased. Thus, North Dakota created Recommended Management Practices for the Primary and Secondary Containment of Fertilizers (RMP). This study attempted to determine how compliance with RMP guidelines affects...

 

In this study, a two-firm economic order quantity model is developed that minimizes total costs of inspection, inventory, and quality (in terms of conformance), based on joint buyer and supplier costs. Results indicate that logistical costs can fall by 4.24 percent with a close buyer-supplier relationship...

 

This report is a bibliography of railroad labor laws and related materials. It includes cites from academic journal articles, books, dissertations, technical reports, and popular trade journals. Materials are cited for the Railroad Labor Act, the Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA), Railroad Retirement...

 

The goal of this research is to estimate productivity gains and cost savings in the railroad industry since 1978. Further, prior work was extended by separating output and size variables into measures of high and low density output and miles of track. For purposes of comparison, a translog cost function...

 

Economic development efforts are addressed as "family of services" to prospective businesses. There is some uncertainty if transportation/logistics should be considered as a factor within the family of services. The overall goal of this study was to develop a better understanding of the relationship...

 
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