COOPERATIVE TRANSPORTATION AND DISTRIBUTION
This study evaluates the importance of total physical distribution in farm marketing or supply cooperatives. The managing of products or materials to or from cooperatives is covered including transportation, warehousing or storage, order processing, inventory management, materials handling, packaging, and plant location. The study covered 34 cooperative processors in 12 States who are shipping a total of 4.5 billion pounds annually. Findings showed that the large shipping volume makes it possible for many of these cooperatives to join in coordinated transportation and distribution programs which reduce transportation, warehousing, and handling costs and improve services to customers.
Department of AgricultureEconomics, Statistics and Cooperative Service, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC United States 20250
- Publication Date: 1978-9
- Pagination: 27 p.
- TRT Terms: Agricultural economics; Agricultural products; Agriculture; Cooperatives; Costs; Economic efficiency; Farms; Forecasting; Freight traffic; Handling and storage; Handling characteristics; Marketing; Materials management; Packaging; Physical distribution; Storage facilities; Traffic forecasting; Traffic managers; Transportation; Warehouses
- Uncontrolled Terms: Distribution systems; Efficiency; Handling; Shippers
- Old TRIS Terms: Agricultural traffic
- Subject Areas: Economics; Society; Transportation (General);
- Accession Number: 00198632
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: CIR-1-SECT-12
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Oct 17 1980 12:00AM