4.3. Distribution Planning

The distribution plan defines the important facts of physical distribution, i.e. how the products shall reach the customer.

Inventory Management
  • service level policy
  • replenishment strategy
  • stock-turn target
Warehousing Management

  • number and location of depots
  • warehouse design and layout
  • materials handling methods
Transport Management

  • means of transport
  • own account or third-party transport
  • groupage freight or direct delivery
Customer Management

  • order processing system
  • damages/claims/returns strategy
  • order cycle time