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.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of Agriculture

    Economics, Statistics and Cooperative Service, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20250
  • Publication Date: 1978-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 27 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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