Minimize Transportation Cost

By: Tetrad  09-12-2011


  • To determine the transportation cost advantage or disadvantage of relocating a distribution facility.

Drive Time Routing Analysis


  • Compare the implications of transportation cost on multiple site scenarios using GIS routing analysis
  • Assist clients to model current shipment patterns and quantitatively evaluate sites
  • Identify the "optimal" location(s) that minimize transportation costs and improve overall service efficiency


  • Site selection decision support
  • For Example, in the adjacent case study, we rejected the proposed site averting a costly mistake (est. $28M over a 30 year lease term)

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The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011

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