Spatial economies in distribution transports
AbstractUnit costs of distribution transport (depot --> customer) are studied using a simulator. Petroleum companies with four spatial distribution parameters--size (= market share), market area, depot pattern and customer structure--are used as observations. Relevant combinations of the parameters are evaluated with real world data. The unexpectedly small differences between alternatives appear to be due to the dominance of a single urban agglomeration.
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Volume (Year): 5 (1977)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
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