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close this bookCARE Food Manual (CARE , 1998, 355 p.)
close this folderChapter 11 - Food Distribution To Sites
close this folderII. Designing a Transportation Plan
View the documentA. Program Requirements Based on Ration Size
View the documentB. Program Requirements Based on Pipeline Analyses
View the documentC. Turn-Around Time (TAT)
View the documentD. Number of Trips
View the documentE. Transport Capacity Required
View the documentF. Number of Sites and Amount of Food That Can be Delivered

D. Number of Trips

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 trips
Region 2: 12 operating days ÷ 1 day (TAT) = 12 trips
Region 3: 12 operating days ÷ .5 day (TAT) = 24 trips.