Before the process of selection of a transportation mode starts, a few important tasks that have to be done are:
Sometimes, a combination of transportation modes works best for a particular situation, and there are a couple of factors to consider. The merits and demerits of all the moving options should be first decided.
The Three Modes of Transportation are:
- Preparation of a full inventory of the stock.
- Measurement of total weight and volume of the material to be transported
- Type of goods to be moved
- Time availability
- Surface Transportation (Road and Rail)
- Air Transportation
- Water Transportation
Once the mode of transportation has been selected, the second step is the selection of means of transportation, as all these categories further offer a number of options.
The choice of mode of transportation differs from case to case and depends on the customer's priorities.
Some of the factors that influence the decision making:
- Time Taken
- Carrying Capacity