MEASURING DISTRIBUTION CENTER EFFECTIVENESS

PHYSICAL DISTRIBUTION OF COMMODITIES HAS OVER THE PAST 25 YEARS REACHED A LEVEL OF SOPHISTICATION SUCH THAT MANAGERS OF DISTRIBUTING FIRMS HAVE AT THEIR DISPOSAL REFINED TOOLS FOR EVALUATING THEIR PERFORMANCE IN A COMPETITIVE MARKET. IN THE PRESENT STUDY AN ALLOCATION MODEL IS VERBALIZED THAT DIVIDES DISTRIBUTION INTO THREE MAJOR FUNCTIONS---ORDER HANDLING, WAREHOUSING, AND PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION--- AND ASSIGNS TO EACH A SET OF MEASURES OF EFFECTIVENESS. THE PARAMETERS ARE EMPIRICAL AND REPRESENT A RATIONALIZATION OF A WALK-THROUGH OF THE OPERATIONS PERFORMED UNDER EACH FUNCTION. PERFORMANCE UNDER EACH PARAMETER IS EVALUATED BY A FOUR-POINT SCALE IN WHICH ZERO REPRESENTS NO RECORDS KEPT. AN EXAMPLE IN WHICH 24 METALS SERVICE CENTERS WERE EVALUATED IS PRESENTED IN DETAIL.

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    • Vol 11, No 2, PP 21-33, 3 TAB
  • Authors:
    • Lynagh, P M
  • Publication Date: 1971

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  • Accession Number: 00202032
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 7 1972 12:00AM