|CARE Food Manual (CARE , 1998, 355 p.)|
|Chapter 11 - Food Distribution To Sites|
|II. Designing a Transportation Plan|
Once the TAT is calculated the next step is to determine the number of trips that can be made during the two week delivery period. In the example, transporters work every day except for Sunday. The number of working days per delivery cycle is 12 (6 days x 2 weeks).
For each destination, divide the number of working days by the Turn-Around-Time.
In the example, the number of feasible trips by region is:
Region 1: 12 operating days ÷ 2 days (TAT) = 6
Region 2: 12 operating days ÷ 1 day (TAT) = 12 trips
Region 3: 12 operating days ÷ .5 day (TAT) = 24 trips.