Distribution and Transport
What is needed to achieve a Cost-effective Means of Transport or Distribution:
Key factors to consider in selecting the means of transport or distribution:
physical characteristics of load
the number of loads to be moved,
the distance to be moved
the required speed of movement.
do you require proof of delivery
Other factors which influence the means of transport:
cost of building/dismantling loads
interface with other storage, transport and handling systems
What is Physical Distribution Management?Physical distribution is the activity that is concerned with:
receiving parts or finished goods storing them until they are required and then delivering them to the customer.
Key Concepts:Transport operator: The person or company who provides the actual delivery of your orders.
Interposal: interchange point from one transportation mode provider to another.
Consolidation: the process of receiving multiple lots in small quantities, which are accumulated and then repackaged into one larger lot.
Cross docking: unloading the cargo from several trucks and then immediately reload it into one container for delivery to a final destination.
Distribution warehouse: a facility designed to assemble and then redistribute goods in a way that facilitates rapid movement to customers.
Unitisation: a technique for grouping boxes on a pallet or skid for later movement by pallet jack, forklift, conveyor and / or truck.
Containerisation: the process of combining several unitised loads into a single well-protected load.