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Physical Distribution and Product Characteristics

M.J. Ploos van Amstel (Philips International, Eindhoven, The Netherlands)

International Journal of Physical Distribution & Materials Management

ISSN: 0269-8218

Article publication date: 1 January 1986



The well‐known maxim “different products, different requirements” is, of course, derived from practical experience. This article seeks to establish whether this maxim also has significance when viewed from the perspective of physical distribution. In particular, it will consider what this significance is with reference to physical distribution strategy, production allocation and stock allocation policy. At the same time it will seek to establish which product characteristics can significantly shape this policy.


Ploos van Amstel, M.J. (1986), "Physical Distribution and Product Characteristics", International Journal of Physical Distribution & Materials Management, Vol. 16 No. 1, pp. 14-36.




Copyright © 1986, MCB UP Limited

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