Module 5 – Case
LOGISTICS DESIGN ALTERNATIVES
Freight Yard Logistics
Read the article below that looks at BNSF’s freight yard outside Chicago and then answer the following question:
What logistical advantages does BNSF have with this type of freight yard?
Include at least three advantages. Also consider discussing several disadvantages. Provide adequate backing and good logic. The paper should be 3-4 pages. Use the same format as your Module 1 paper, citing at least three different sources of information.
Blaszak, M. W., (2003). The 21st century freight yard: BNSF’s Logistics Park near Chicago. Trains,Milwaukee, 63(1), 18-20.
Burlington Northern Santa Fe’s new intermodal terminal, Logistics Park-Chicago, combines intermodal, vehicle and carload services with transloading and warehousing. The facility is 1.5 miles long and a mile wide, encompassing 380 acres.