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Analysis of Pool Distribution Operations at the Los Angeles, California, Regional Freight Consolidation Center.
DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY ALEXANDRIA VA OPERATIONS RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OFFICE
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The analysis of pool distribution operations at the Los Angeles, CA, Regional Freight Consolidation Center RFCC, formerly known as an Enhanced Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Site EDDS, is an analysis of the cost effectiveness of pooling operations at the Los Angeles RFCC site in comparison with direct shipment to the customer. This study covers the period January through September 1990. Pooling refers to the movement of freight from a depot in truckload quantities to an RFCC site. There the freight is pooled with freight from other depots to build larger less-than-truckload shipments for short distance hauls to the customer. This study is the third such analysis of the cost effectiveness of pooling operations at the Los Angeles site. The two previous analyses estimated that pooling operations over their respective periods of study lost money. One of the conclusions of this study is that over the 9-month period studied, an estimated 89,068 were saved. The study recommends that pooling operations be continued at the Los Angeles RFCC and that a fourth study be performed to confirm that pooling operations are continuing to save transportation dollars.
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