Warehousing is so closely allied with transportation that it is almost part of it. In fact, one old definition of a warehouse is “a box car without wheels.” Transportation terms like terminal or depot have traditionally been used to describe certain warehouses. And in some countries the majority of public warehousing companies are subsidiaries of transport firms.1
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- 1.This chapter was revised with substantial assistance from Daniel Bolger, The Bolger Group, Lancaster, Ohio.Google Scholar
- 2.From an article by James H. Stone and David F. Burns, published in Vol 19. No. 3 of Warehousing and Physical Distribution Productivity Report, Marketing Publications, Inc., Silver Spring, MD. Revised by David Burns, 1988.Google Scholar
- 3.From an article by John P. Martell, Transmart Company, published in Vol. 20 No. 5 of Warehousing and Physical Distribution Productivity Report Marketing Publications, Inc., Silver Spring, MD. Revised by the author, 1988.Google Scholar