Factors influencing physical distribution structure design

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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 in multiple industry sectors (Fashion, Consumer Electronics, Online Retail) and proposes a conceptual framework.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • TU Delft, Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management
  • Tavasszy, Lóránt A., Supervisor, External person
  • van Damme, Dick, Co-supervisor
  • Rezaei, J., Co-supervisor, External person
Thesis sponsors
Award date1 Dec 2021
Place of PublicationDelft
Print ISBNs9789055843039
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2021


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