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By Roman Boutellier, Rochus A. Kobler (auth.), Prof. Dr. Bernhard Fleischmann, Prof. Dr. Jo A. E. E. van Nunen, Prof. Dr. M. Grazia Speranza, Prof. Dr. Paul Stähly (eds.)

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Distribution logistics were strongly plagued by contemporary fiscal tendencies: globalization of markets, deregulation of the eu freight site visitors, a turning out to be a part of just-in-time deliveries and either elevated festival and strategic cooperation among all events concerned. The e-book covers in a scientific approach the strategic, tactical and operational making plans of distribution platforms and strategies. It supplies an summary of the suitable quantitative types and strategies in addition to of purposes in awarded via a number of case reviews. Researchers and practitioners will hence both take advantage of this volume.

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Though several characteristics of successful partnerships are brought up time and again - mutual trust, commitment to the partnership, open information exchange - the literature remains strangely silent on the detailed mechanics of the process involved in getting there. For a large and all-powerful customer this may not matter much, but what if the supplier is driving the process? And how can the supplier make sure to reap the commercial benefits from their efforts? We describe how a supplier initiated two cases of such joint supply-chain improvement efforts, the first guided primarily by trial and (frequent) error, the second seerningly much more streamlined, but both eventually leading to a rnixture of success and disappointment.

Fill orders from a central warehouse or from cross-border warehouses to reduce inventory levels. • Make use of configuration centres to retain a local focus and add value to the local customer. • Develop a distribution network which can cost-effectively refill sales orders. • CentraHy co-ordinated information flows and centralised order-intake and processing. • o D High volume Medium volume Lowvolume Fig. 13: Central distribution structure with a central warehouse in Germany is capable of covering 95% of the total business volume within 48h' Last but not least, this type of distribution structure applies not only for finished goods.

Cycle times between batches of the same product range from 10 days to six months. Process quality and changeover times are highly variable. Pell-Q is cut to size and packaged to customer specifications on-line and stored until shipped. Pellton is the largest supplier with approximately 30% of the total market; four competitors share the balance. We focus on Europe, which Pellton supplies from its plant in Maastricht, The Netherlands. Basco PLC is Pellton's largest customer and accounts for 20% of their output; Perdirelli follows with 15%.

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