Connecting Supply Chain Interregional Freight Flow

Freight flow data such as the Freight Analysis Framework (FAF) predict freight flows among regions based on commodity forecasts. The actual truck traffic may actually be the resultant effect of supply chain decision by a large number of business enterprises and who seek to minimize their total logistics cost by making the best supply chain decisions. The supply chain decisions and the domain of freight movement are not restricted within domestic boundaries but with the present trend in globalization there is an ever increasing trend of freight movement between different parts of the world. The supply chain decisions are not only limited by business objectives but there to a large extent affected by administrative rules and public policies. To have a better understanding of regional freight flow it is essential to have better comprehension of the supply chain factors which determine trade and product flows and mapping commodity forecasts to interregional freight flows. In particular, a typology or systematic classification of supply chain and their relationships to product flows could be useful in this regard. Business decisions are a set of complex interactions between shippers, carriers and service providers in Supply Chain. In order to gain insight into the supply chain process adapted by diverse commodities a reasonable step would be subdivide the commodities into subgroups and determine a prototype a supply chain model for each group. For each of these groups of commodities effective of public investments, response of business to regulations in transportation, parameters determining mode choice, trading partners, location of facilities can be determined.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $87535
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Kline, Robin

  • Performing Organizations:

    Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute

    1320 Albrecht Blvd.
    Fargo, ND  United States  58102
  • Principal Investigators:

    Tolliver, Denver

  • Start Date: 20100701
  • Expected Completion Date: 20161231
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: MPC-358

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01466130
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Mountain-Plains Consortium
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT07-G-0008
  • Files: UTC, RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 3:11PM