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Cost Analysis: Optimizing Rail Car Management

4:52 AM MST | January 18, 2010 | Harpal Singh

By Harpal Singh, CEO of Supply Chain Consultants The cost required to distribute bulk products such as petroleum, chemicals, and gases is a substantial part of the total cost of manufacturing and distributing these products to customers. Our experience is that in most supply chains, optimizing the transport and delivery alone can reduce the total distribution costs by as much as 10%.  However, by far the greatest savings can be realized only by coordinating the distribution of these products with manufacturing. With distribution costs rising and approaching...

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