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Service parts logistics: a benchmark analysis

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This paper summarizes the results of a benchmark study focusing on after-sales service logistics systems for technologically complex high-value products, i.e., in the computer industry. Current industrial practices and trends in service logistics operations are reported on. Specific data on costs, revenues, service measures, control policies, and distribution strategies were collected and used to define best practice performance. Analysis methodologies to support cross-sectional comparisons and causal factors are discussed.

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COHEN , M.A., ZHENG , YS. & AGRAWAL , V. Service parts logistics: a benchmark analysis. IIE Transactions 29, 627–639 (1997).

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