Factors influencing Physical Distribution Structure Design

A.T.C. Onstein

Research output: ThesisDissertation (TU Delft)

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This thesis studies the factors that influence physical distribution structure design. Distribution Structure Design (DSD) concerns the spatial layout of the distribution channel as well as the location(s) of logistics facilities. Despite the frequent treatment of DSD in supply chain handbooks, an empirically validated conceptual framework of factors is still lacking. This thesis studies DSD inmultiple industry sectors (Fashion, Consumer Electronics, Online Retail) and proposes a conceptual framework.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Delft University of Technology
  • Tavasszy, L.A., Supervisor
  • Rezaei, J., Advisor
  • van Damme, D.A., Supervisor, External person
Award date1 Dec 2021
Print ISBNs978-90-5584-303-9
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Bibliographical note

TRAIL Thesis Series no. T2021/28, the Netherlands Research School TRAIL


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