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Home delivery: the impact

Cairns, S; (1998) Home delivery: the impact. Logistics Europe (Octobe)

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Abstract

Over 40% of all retailing is predicted to be via home shopping by 2005, according to management consultants, Kurt Salmon Associates. At their recent debate on the issue, it was broadly agreed that the main resulting logistics challenge will be the final delivery through the customers' front door. This development of the supply chain could have important traffic impacts, and will be conditioned by a split emerging in the way services are set up for food versus non-food goods. This article provides a brief assessment of the transport implications of such developments

Type:Article
Title:Home delivery: the impact
Keywords:assessment, Delivery, development, environmental impact, Food, home, home delivery, home shopping, IMPACT, management, Retailing, traffic, traffic reduction, transport
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering

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