Model to Analyze Carrier's Bids for the Regional Freight Consolidation Center Workload
DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY ALEXANDRIA VA OPERATIONS RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OFFICE
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This is the documentation of the simulation model developed to analyze carriers bid submissions for commercial pooling at the Regional Freight Consolidation Centers RFCCs. Pooling is defined as the consolidation of truckload shipments from the depots into large less-than-truckload lots for transshipment to the customer. The model simulates the current system to develop a baseline cost and the preposed RFCC system to develop a carrier total cost. The carriers are ranked from low cost to high cost and the costs are compared with the baseline to determine the carriers cost effectiveness. Further analysis can be performed for the cost effective carriers to determine workload requirements. The model inputs consist of stochastic and deterministic data. The stochastic data includes depot processing time distributions, less-than- truckload and truckload transit time distributions. The deterministic data consists of the carriers bid submissions - RFCC hold time and transit times and Guaranteed Traffic rates.
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