THE MEASUREMENT OF PHYSICAL DISTRIBUTION PRODUCTIVITY: SOUTH CAROLINA, A CASE IN POINT

The purpose of this research was to determine the physical distribution productivity measures currently used by major manufacturers, wholesalers, and trucking companies in South Carolina. For the purposes of this research, physical distribution activities were limited to transportation and warehousing. It has been estimated that these two functions account for about 75 percent of total physical distribution cost. To fulfill the purpose of this research, two main questions were asked: (1) What measures are routinely used by distribution executives to measure transportation and warehousing productivity? (2) What obstacles are perceived by distribution executives to constrain productivity improvements in transportation and warehousing?

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  • Accession Number: 00616637
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1991 12:00AM