Flashcards in Methods of Distribution Deck (6)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.