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Adv & Dis of......"Roads"

Production distributes via road networks.

Adv: A quick and effective methods especially for short journeys

Allows door to door services, 24 hours a day

Refrigerated vehicles can be used to store milk and other perusable items.

Dis: Delays on the road i.e. harsh weather such as snow can cause traffic.

can be expensive now a days due to increase fuel costs.

2

Adv & Dis of......"Rail"

Production distributes via railways.

Adv: It is useful for heavy goods which can travel a long way quickly.

A more environmental friendly method

Dis: The railway terminal is often not the final destinations, so results in long periods of rail haulage cost.

Not suitable for some areas e.g. a remote shop in the north west Scotland.

3

Adv & Dis of......"Air"

Production distributes via Airmail.

Adv: Ideal for long distances and remote locations.

Quick delivers made overseas instead of driving.

Dis: This method is more expensive than others, otherwise everyone would do it.

Air ports are not the final destination and may result in road haulage costs.

4

Adv & Dis of......"Sea"

Production distributes via Shipping lanes.

Adv: Useful for exporting or importing heavy or bulky objects, e.g. a car.

Dis: A slower method of delivery so longer delivery

Docks are not the final destination and may result in road haulage costs.

5

Adv & Dis of......"Satellites"

Services sent via satellite signal, e.g. TV or satnav

Adv: Services are distributed exactly to the customers location e.g. satnav.

Dis: Signals can be interrupted by adverse weather.

High installing costs.

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Adv & Dis of......"Utilities Infrastructure"

Services sent via underground or overhead lines, e.g. gas pipes

Adv: Services are distributed exactly to the customers location e.g. five optics for tv.

Dis: High installing costs.

Signals can be interrupted by adverse weather.