MOVING BEYOND THE PHYSICAL DISTRIBUTION ORGANIZATION

Strict movement of goods, once considered the proper transportation perspective for the transportation professional in a shipping firm, has been supplanted by the concept of physical distribution which changes the outlook from solely rates to total distribution cost and examination of tradeoffs between transportation and other functions. This paper traces the change in corporate transportation thinking and proposes a further refinement known as the logistics system concept, a logical evolutionary process according to the authors. Such problems are so broad that any one department is limited in scope to handle them.

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    American Society of Traffic and Transportation

    547 West Jackson Boulevard
    Chicago, IL  USA  60606
  • Authors:
    • DeHayes Jr, D W
    • TAYLOR, R L
  • Publication Date: 1974-4

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  • Accession Number: 00071624
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 20 1974 12:00AM