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Rail shippers say admin and maintenance service is falling behind with PSR

Is PSR just another shorthand for cost cutting? It seems shippers think they are getting more financial responsibility for admin and maintenance now that most class I rails have adopted PSR practices.

Firms are usually trying to save money. And with the declines and constraints of COVID-19, I’m sure cost cutting is being practiced. but are shippers seeing the short end of the stick on important practices?

It would not surprise me; perhaps rails need a warning to shape up.


Emma Cosgrove @emmacos

Link: https://www.supplychaindive.com/news/rail-shippers-admin-maintenance-service-falling-behind-PSR/585691

New Paper Published

We just published an article in Research in Transportation Business and Management (RTBM). It’s called Fleet management for rail car transport of ethanol.

The “we” is Khalid Bachkar, Idrissu Aminu, Atif Osmani, and me.

The link here is good for 30 days; you can read for free. We hope you enjoy it.


Lean Operations in Services – A Bank Loan Operation

Interesting how you can use the principles of operations management in any field.

ISM – Publications – Inside Supply Management – Transforming Traditional Lean Principles