TITLE

Resolving The Distribution Impacts of the 3DayCar?

AUTHOR(S)
Gregory, John; Miemczyk, Joe; Waller, Ben
PUB. DATE
April 2002
SOURCE
Logistics & Transport Focus;Apr2002, Vol. 4 Issue 3, p49
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on the 3DayCar program, a research project conducted in Great Britain and sponsored by the government and a number of automotive industry sponsors. The program is examining the feasibility of building cars only to customer order with a short lead-time, that is three days to order, build and deliver a customer-specified car in the country. Some of the potential problems of doing this have also been describes. This article examines how there may be mitigating measures which could be implemented to reduce these transport impacts, both in terms of cost and environmental effects, due to delivering vehicles in only one day from factory to dealer. There are a number of changes which can be made to the current situation to enable more efficient distribution amd make a one-day delivery feasible. These are multi-franchise delivery, increased back loading of transporters after delivery to the dealer. Mix of smaller transporter fleets, integrated production and logistics planning, night-time delivery, differential delivery dates, and trade exchange advantages. The author of this article concluded that in order for changes to occur, logistics companies should be encouraged to invest in the future, including the environment, by operating 'open book' contract negotiations.
ACCESSION #
11577229

 

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