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Diagnosis of ‘extra distance’ in the South Africa FMCG retail sector

Sanchez Rodrigues, Vasco Augusto, Potter, Andrew Thomas, Naim, Mohamed Mohamed, Schoeman, C. and Greeff, S. 2009. Diagnosis of ‘extra distance’ in the South Africa FMCG retail sector. Presented at: 20th International Conference on Production Research, Shanghai, China, 2-6 August 2009. Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Production Research, Shanghai, China, 2-6 August 2009. International Foundation for Production Research (IFPR),

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Abstract

Uncertainty can cause significant disruptions throughout supply chains. This paper focuses specifically on uncertainty within transport operations, an often neglected area within the literature. While the causes of uncertainty are documented, there is a need for research to understand the consequences of uncertainty on the transport operations. This paper introduces the concept of ‘Extra distance’ as a measure of uncertainty using a case study research approach. The measure is then applied to a distribution operation in South Africa to quantify the link between causes and consequences of uncertainty. From the results, it is found that 6% of the transport distance actually run does not add value to the end customer, with both economic and environmental implications.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Completion
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Centre for Advanced Manufacturing Systems At Cardiff (CAMSAC)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Uncontrolled Keywords: Logistics; Operations management; Grocery retail; Primary distribution; Secondary distribution; Transport operations
Publisher: International Foundation for Production Research (IFPR)
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Last Modified: 07 Mar 2019 21:33
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/23964

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