demand in the 1980s and beyond.
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The author should consider the warehousing and distribution functions as an extension of the production line, and design a network to take account of the total operation to the point of sale.
The thesis should consider both trunk haul and collection and delivery operations together with reserve store, break bulk and point of sale warehousing. In this context vehicles, systems, administration, security, documentation, and costings should be considered.
The economics of different systems, equipment and contracts should be compared.
Entrants should be employed in a transport, warehousing or distribution role or be a student preparing for a graduate or postgraduate course in management studies or transport or hold corporate membership of The Chartered Institute of Transport, The Institute of Traffic Administration or The British Institute of Management or the appropriate body in their own country.