Transportation and Freight Management1

“Accessibility is the ultimate goal of most transportation and so is the best approach to use


—Todd Litman

Chapter Objectives

To understand:

  • Freight management
  • Factors impacting freight cost
  • Transportation network
  • Containerization


Freight Management


Freight Management


Transportation is an enabler to movement of products from one location to another. The movement starts at the beginning of a supply chain (i.e., suppliers) to the end of supply chain (i.e., customers). Transportation is the most visible element of logistics operation. It has significant share in logistics cost of the organization. It needs ...

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