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A network algorithm for empty freight car allocation

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Some of the earliest applications of operations research techniques were made in the field of transportation. Until recently, however, little was done within the railroad industry. This paper describes an application of network flow analysis to onc problem of that industry: empty freight car allocation. Other modes of transportation may benefit from the Same analysis and the algorithm developed herein.

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IBM Systems Journal  (Volume:8 ,  Issue: 2 )