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Challenge: Transporting the materials and finished ethanol product is an important part of the supply chain. For these types of materials only roads, railways and ships can be used. Trucking is the most common method of transport for both materials and finished product.

Solution: Diesel fuel for trucking is relatively expensive. A manufacturer needs to anticipate the demand for both materials and finished ethanol products. Manufacturers need to reduce travel distance and maximize the size of their load.

Transportation Modes