Inter-Modal Container Case Study

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Dimension of Intermodal container: 8 * 8.5 * 40 = 2720 cubic ft. The top 0.5 foot cannot be used.
Style Size (in3) Cartons/ Container Shades/
Container Comments
A 12*12*12 2560 2560*1=2560 8*8*40
B 12*12*40 709 709*6=4254 The container has the capacity for 768 cartons( 8*8*12) of style B, while the maximum weight limits the amount of cartons. 44000/62=709 approximately.
C 12*12*48 435 435*10=4350 The height of the container that can be used is 8 feet, which equals to 96 inches. That is 2 cartons high. There would be 8 x 40 columns of 2 cartons. The total is 320 x 2 = 640. Because 640*101 ponds > 44000 ponds, the maximum capacity for style C/container = 44000/101= 435

Question 4, Question5, Question6 Style A Style B Style c
Shade $4*8100 $32400 $4.5*8100 $36450 $5*8100 $40500
Packaging
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If they change the terms of sale to delivery at port in Baltimore, it mean HDT still need to deliver the trucks.

Chapter 13 Chippy Potato Chip Company
Question 1
1 pound = 16 ounces.
Density is a major factor to determine the classification. Weight Size Density
Old 14 pounds 12*12*36= 3 cubic feet 4.67 pounds/ft3
New 10 pounds 1 cubic foot 10 pounds/ft3
200 : 4.67 = New classification : 10
New classification = 93.4
As Low-density products are assigned a higher classification, the new package could be qualified a classification less than 100.

Question 2
The cost of service is changed as the density/cubit foot increased, because carriers are able to carry greater weight within in same space. Plus, the tubular containers reduce the possibility of damages to the products. The risk is lower.

Questions 3
As has mentioned in question 2, the tubular containers reduce the damages to the products, the value of customer service are changed. Weight Selling Price
(8-5)/8=37.5%
Old bag 8 ounces $0.59
New bag 5 ounces $0.59
Comparing the 2 packaging style, for same price, the product has decreased for 37.5%. The value of product for customers decreased.

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