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Handbook of Research on the Applications of International Transportation and Logistics for World Trade
The process of packaging, and movement of materials or goods to the customers.
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An Assessment for Classification of Distribution Network Design
Gökçe Çiçek Ceyhun (Bursa Technical University, Turkey)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-1397-2.ch003
Distribution consists of moving and storing a product from the supplier to customer during the supply chain process. Distribution process is crucial decision of a company due to its effects on supply chain cost and customer satisfaction. In the competitive environment of the business, all companies aim to minimize delivery costs and maximize customer satisfaction by applying optimum distribution network design. The design of effective distribution network requires critical decisions as the location and the capacity of distribution centers together with logistic activities, which consist of transportation and inventory process. The purpose of this research is to define a deep literature review regarding definition of distribution network, distribution channels, selection of distribution, and the factors affecting distribution network design. After reviewing a comprehensive literature on distribution network design, this chapter includes suggestions.
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Introduction to International Transportation and Logistics
Integration or coordination of packaging and operations for movement of goods and materials.
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