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dc.contributor.advisorRead, R.R.
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, Douglas M.
dc.dateSeptember 1995
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-31T19:54:46Z
dc.date.available2012-07-31T19:54:46Z
dc.date.issued1995-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/7577
dc.description.abstractThe current Department of Defense shipping procedures do not encourage Installation Transportation Officers (ITOs) to use small parcel carriers (SPCs) for domestic ground transportation. There is still a significant amount of small parcels being shipped by the more expensive common carriers used for large Truckload and Less-Than-Truckload freight. The first purpose of this thesis is to show small parcels can be shipped more efficiently by SPCs than common carriers. The second purpose is to predicted the optimal breakpoint weights that will bolster the greatest reduction in shipping cost. The results can be applied to current procedures to encourage the ITOs to best employ the SPCs. Nonparametric data analysis techniques are used to test hypotheses made about the data for fiscal year 1994. The first test shows potentially 3.1 million dollars can be saved annually using United Parcel Service (UPS) for all qualified parcels. The second series of tests bounds the optimal breakpoint weight for Over-The- Counter UP S rates and discounted UP S rates. By using the intersection of two lines of regression, the resulting breakpoints were 116 and 130 pounds, respectively. The second tests show potentially 3.4 to 3.8 million dollars can be saved annually using UPS for the above breakpoint strategies. Distribution Limitationen_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/nonparametriccos109457577
dc.format.extent66 p.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleNonparametric cost evaluation of the Department of Defense's small parcel shipping proceduresen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentOperations Research
dc.description.serviceU.S. Navy (U.S.N.) author.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Operations Researchen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineOperations Researchen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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