This paper considers the distribution of a number of commodities from their place of production to a large number of demand points. The factors which influence the creation of intermediate depots between supply and demand are discussed. Several models of spatial dispersion are considered. The first model assumes a continuous model for the demand and shows the relationship between the number of depots, the fixed cost of a depot, and the transport cost. The second model is an integer programming model in which the demand sites are a discrete set of points. This model has been used to study the distribution of bread and milk to the home delivery market in the Adelaide metropolitan area. Results of this study are given. /Author/TRRL/

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    • Australian Transport Resarch Forum. Fourth Annual Meeting, May 24-26, 1978, Perth, Forum Papers.
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    Western Australia Director General of Transport

    68 St. Georges TCE
    Perth, Western Australia,   Australia 

    Director General of Transport Western Australia

    68 St Georges Terrace
    Perth, Western Australia,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Mills, RGJ
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Accession Number: 00183618
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Book
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1978 12:00AM