Transportation can be defined in one way as the movement of goods or stuff from one place to another. It may also be defined as the various means by which such movement is accomplished. Transportation is one of the 8 forms of waste and can only be considered as value adding when it is strategically established to meet the needs of customer demand.
Transportation also includes the planning of movement, scheduling, managing and controlling any and all activities related to the method of the movement or the mode of the movement.
Examples of Transportation:
Transportation modes can generally be one of five different methods which include:
Individuals and/or organizations should be cautious to use the appropriate form of transportation based on their specific needs. Some considerations might be:
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