In general small companies have not taken advantage of the potential of integrated physical distribution management to reduce costs, improve customer service and increase profits. This is because the most publicised corporate distribution studies have used, as the tool for analysis, large computer simulation models. This paper reviews the distribution operation of Castrol (Australia) Pty. Ltd. a relatively small company involved in the blending and distribution of oil products. All analyses discussed were carried out on a pocket calculator. The procedures described provide a framework for other small companies to follow when evaluating their distribution operations.
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