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Provide in a table typical costs in $ / ton-mile for water, rail, highway, and air transportation freight.
Defend in detail your sourcing decisions with an emphasis on location. Explain the logistics of delivery to your facility in Murfreesboro.
Supply Chain Management
Length: 3 pages (825 Words)
Freight transportation in a business acts as the backbone for the business. Depending on the business location, the warehouse location, the source of cargo, and types of goods, different forms of cargo transportation take place which include: rail, water, highway and air. The prices for these forms of transport differ with the highest cost being air transportation. This paper shall therefore consider the prices for these various forms of cargo transportation in tone-mile or in dollars after which the cost shall help in deciding which form of freight transportation is suitable for a business located in Murfreesboro, a small city with a population of 108, 755 according to the 2010 census (Mahoney, 1985, pg.16).