Centre of Applied Research Technology

Factors influencing physical distribution structure design


This thesis studies the factors that influence physical distribution structure design. Distribution Structure Design (DSD) concerns the spatial layout of the distribution channel as well as the location(s) of logistics facilities. Despite the frequent treatment of DSD in supply chain handbooks, an empirically validated conceptual framework of factors is still lacking. This thesis studies DSD in multiple industry sectors (Fashion, Consumer Electronics, Online Retail) and proposes a conceptual framework.

Reference Onstein, A. T. C. (2021). Factors influencing physical distribution structure design. [Research HvA, graduation external, TU Delft, Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management]. TRAIL.
1 December 2021

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Dec 2021


Lóránt A. Tavasszy
J. Rezaei


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