Measurement and Analysis of Distribution Environments
Meeting November 9, 1998
IBM Chicago Customer Center
35 people were in attendance for the meeting. Each one introduced themselves and gave a brief background on who they worked for and their interest in the project.
Paul Russell gave a quick background and history of the formation of MADE and progress through Alpha Phase.
Report on Phase Beta status
Paul gave a quick overview of Phase Beta. 6 people had volunteered to be shipper and 6 as receivers. A total of six shipments would be made by each shipper, 3 through FedEx and 3 through UPS. At the time of the meeting only half the shipment were made. All data files and web tracking information is being sent to Lansmont for analysis.
Phase Beta Issues
|Current team (see test plan), Trip Routes (see test plan), and package (see test plan).|
|Test Protocol File - Matt Daum is to send Paul Russell a electronic copy of the equip. test protocol for inclusion on the web site.|
|New web site for MADE data - We have a new web site for storing and retrieving the MADE data files. It is located at http://www.iopp-made.org/ and is still under development.|
|Data Analysis - New development|
|Data Presentation Format|
|A new water proof corrugated material which can be recycled was introduced called M-Guard. Anyone interested should contact Stone or Liberty Container.|
Next Meeting - Transpack'99 in Orlando.