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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.)

Distribution logistics were strongly laid low with contemporary financial developments: globalization of markets, deregulation of the ecu freight site visitors, a growing to be a part of just-in-time deliveries and either elevated pageant and strategic cooperation among all events concerned. The booklet covers in a scientific method the strategic, tactical and operational making plans of distribution structures and procedures. It offers an outline of the appropriate quantitative versions and methods in addition to of purposes in awarded via a number of case reports. Researchers and practitioners will hence both make the most of this volume.

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The first workshops with Basco inc1uded c10se to 20 people which was unwieldy and suggests a lack of focus in project scope. The Pellton - Perdirelli Milan team had between two and five people from either side, and worked relatively well. 2. Functional representation. Typical functions to inc1ude are logistics, sales/purchasing, production, and IT, all preferably from the very beginning of the project. 3. Knowledge. Especially during the mapping exercises and subsequent analysis, people with detailed knowledge of current processes need to be involved.

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Initial discussions with the Basco Purchasing group identifted cost reduction as their overriding concern, so the objective of the ftrst workshop was deftned as "finding ways to reduce the cost of supplying Pell-Q". 2 The first workshop The ftrst workshop, in early 1994, had some 20 participants: from Basco Purchasing the managing director and chemicals purchasing director, the technical director of Basco and an assistant, and several Basco plant-level production and logistics managers. From Pellton the commercial director, sales manager, logistics manager, and several other sales and manufacturing staff attended.

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