INFORMATION FLOWS THROUGH FINANCIAL ANALYSIS

International Journal of Physical Distribution

ISSN: 0020-7527

Publication date: 1 April 1972

Abstract

The absence of relevant information concerning channel members can form one of the major difficulties facing a company attempting to implement a systems approach to the physical distribution of its products. Where channel cohesion permits assistance and co‐ordination, the remedy may be effected by Instituting a routine feedback or conducting a specific research project to collect the data. Many manufacturers, however, possess a channel structure which can be more accurately described as a series of discrete markets rather than a process which involves sharing market opportunities and integrating to ensure the best overall marketing impact. In the former situation business information is normally jealously guarded and alternative methods of data collection, where these are possible, can be lengthy, frustrating and expensive.

Citation

Harrison, R. and Groves, R. (1972), "INFORMATION FLOWS THROUGH FINANCIAL ANALYSIS", International Journal of Physical Distribution, Vol. 3 No. 1, pp. 43-54. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb014267

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MCB UP Ltd

Copyright © 1972, MCB UP Limited

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