Shipping exchange analysis of outsourced parcel shipping to LTL carriers
Author(s)Curran, Jamie K
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.
Sanjay E. Sarma.
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There is a large and intricate network of trucks, warehouses, stores, and companies that support the transportation and logistics industries in the United States. Different categories of carriers transport shipments of all sizes by utilizing complex tracking systems. Further, there is a network of brokers, consultants, third-party and fourth party logistics providers who organize and integrate these resources and services to provide transportation solutions for any shipment challenge. Solutions are created by integrating the capabilities of several carriers and other transportation service providers. Based on this integration, this thesis proposes a business model that will leverage the existing transportation network in US to provide a low-cost shipping option for residential shippers. It is concluded that the business model is possible with strong industry expertise and powerful database development.
Thesis (S.B.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, 2011.Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (p. 31-32).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology