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Table Of Contents

1 INTRODUCTION
1.1 Background
1.2 Research questions and purpose
1.3 Scope and focus of this thesis
1.4 Structure of this thesis
2 FRAME OF REFERENCE
2.1 Logistics and distribution
2.1.1 The role of distribution
2.1.2 Cost and service issues in distribution systems
2.2 Logistics and the environment
2.2.1 Introducing environmental awareness in logistics systems
2.2.2 The green paradox of logistics
2.2.3 Initiatives for greening the logistics system
2.2.4 How to measure the environmental impact of logistics
2.3 Decisions in logistics systems
2.4 Bringing it all together
3 RESEARCH APPROACH
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Identifying a research problem
3.3 Deciding on type of study
3.4 Preparations for data collection
3.5 Data collection
3.6 Processing and analysing the collected data
3.6.1 Quantitative analysis
3.7 Validity and reliability of the study
4 STRUCTURAL CHANGES AT ITT FLYGT
4.1 ITT Flygt – an overview
4.1.1 Company history
4.1.2 Facts and figures
4.1.3 The market
4.1.4 The pump
4.1.5 Environmental policies and initiatives at ITT Flygt
4.2 Changing distribution systems
4.2.1 The distribution system prior to 1999
4.2.2 A changing market gives birth to the idea of a new distribution system
4.2.3 A project plan is presented
4.2.4 Preparing to put the new distribution system in place
4.2.5 The new Supply and Distribution Centre is launched
4.2.6 Description of operations in the new distribution system
4.2.7 Results of the structural change from an ITT Flygt perspective
5 ANALYSIS
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Direct effects of the structural change
5.2.1 Analysis of emergency deliveries
5.2.2 Analysis of the centralised flow
5.2.3 Analysis of a modal change
5.2.4 Summary of the direct effects of the structural change
5.3 Indirect effects of the structural change
5.3.1 Internally related improvements
5.3.2 Externally related improvements
5.3.3 Summary of the indirect effects of the structural change
6 CONCLUSIONS
6.1 Results of the study
6.2 Discussion
6.2.1 The importance of emergency deliveries
6.2.2 Potential effects of a multimodal transport set-up
6.2.3 The effects of a modal change concerning regular deliveries
6.2.4 Geographical location
6.3 Suggestions for future research
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Central is at Ion of Distribution Systems and Its Affects

Central is at Ion of Distribution Systems and Its Affects

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