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Comparison of Costs for the Distribution of New Digital Talking Book Machines (DTBMs)

Table of Contents

Section 1—Introduction

1.1 Background and Objectives

1.2 Scope of Cost Analyses

1.3 Planned Production of New DTBMs and Planning Horizon

1.4 Logistical Characteristics of New DTBMs

Section 2—Delivery/Shipping Costst

2.1 Proxy for USPS Free Matter Delivery Rates

2.2 Estimated USPS Delivery Costs

Section 3—Storage and Picking & Packing Costs

Section 4—Modifications to Information System Costs

4.1  Operations at MLAs

4.2  Operations at Producer/Distributor

4.3  Total Cost for Information System Enhancements

Section 5—Comparison of Distribution Methods

5.1  Cost Considerations

5.2  Service Considerations

Exhibit 1: Comparison of 10-Year Cost Differences for New DTBM Distribution Methods, Alternative Method Relative to Current Method

Appendices


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Posted on 2010-12-23