What is TDL? What is TDL • T = Transportation • D = Distribution • L = Logistics • WHAT IS IT MEAN? • A TDL Overview: • The planning, management, and movement of people, materials, and goods by road, pipeline, air, rail and water and related professional and technical support services such as transportation infrastructure planning and management, logistics services, mobile equipment and facility maintenance. What is Transportation • Transportation: • The movement of people or products from one place to another. • Five different modes of Transportation • • • • • Air or Airfreight Motor Carriers or Truckloads Railroads Water Pipeline and Slurry Systems What is Transportation • Intermodal: • Transportation system that combines various modes of transportation to move people and products. • EXAMPLE: Ship to Rail to Truck • Piggyback Transportation • Truck trailer on rail flatcar or container on rail flatcar. Takes advantage of railroad’s low transportation costs. What is Distribution • The process by which commodities get to final consumers, including storing, selling, shipping, and advertising. • Supply Chain • Includes all parties involved moving product from start to finish: purchasing, production, distribution, suppliers and customers. • Supply Chain Management • Basically the management of interactions between all parties in the supply chain. Supply Chain Managers can manage one part or the whole supply chain of a particular product. Logistics • The planning, execution and control of the movement and placement of people and/or goods. • The supporting activities related to the movement and placement of people and/or goods. What is the difference? • Transportation: • Physically moving people and things. • Distribution: • The process in which items are circulated and allocated. • Typically trough the supply chain. • Supply Chain Manager will manage on products or one company’s supply chain. • Logistics: • Planning, execution and control of the distribution of people and products.