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Class, I would start by looking at customer expectations and ordering habits. Is the customer expecting a quick delivery, is it a must to have a track and trace system? What are the sizes of a normal order, single pieces or full containers in one single order? What is the throughput time between the orders? All of these questions will be a good input for decision making. The next step will be to look at different transport possibilities available or are there any constraints when looking at the different types of transport, of course in relation to the product that is needed to be transported. Each mode has different economic and technical structures, and each provides a different level of service quality (Coyle, Langley, Novack & Gibson, 2017, p. 422). Determining which combination of transport to use, is a process you need to go through on a regular basis. Considering all the continuous changes in transport, for example at this moment a huge shortage of chauffeurs, long term road work, new railways, etc. will have an influence on the decision to be made.
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