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Definitive Guides for Supply Chain Management Professionals (Collection) by Nada Sanders, Tate Wendy, Haozhe Chen, C. Clifford Defee, Joe B. Hanna, Gibson Brian J., Brian C. Keller, Scott B. Keller, Robert Frankel

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3. General Warehousing and Distribution Center Strategies

Introduction

This chapter discusses the quantitative and qualitative distinguishing traits of public, contract, and private warehouses. User examples assist in determining what to consider when selecting the type of warehouse arrangement to employ. You also see a cost comparison example to convey the concept of the cost point of indifference. Finally, this chapter presents a case study exercise to emphasize the analysis aspects of selecting between warehouse alternatives. The case key is also provided.

General Warehousing and Distribution Center Strategies

Three general categories of warehouses include public, contract, and private. Selecting one over the others requires knowledge ...

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