Designing the distribution network in a supply chain

Sunil Chopra*

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Abstract

This paper describes a framework for designing the distribution network in a supply chain. Various factors influencing the choice of distribution network are described. We then discuss different choices of distribution networks and their relative strengths and weaknesses. The paper concludes by identifying distribution networks that are best suited for a variety of customer and product characteristics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)123-140
Number of pages18
JournalTransportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review
Volume39
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2003

Keywords

  • Distribution network
  • Logistics cost
  • Supply chain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Transportation

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