Compare and Contrast the Transport Principles of Economy of Scale and Economy of Distance

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Assignment On Business logistics Course Code: MKT-406 Program: BBA Semester: FALL-10 Submitted To: Mr. Md. Ismail haider Lecturer of Marketing Department of Marketing BUBT Submitted By: Farhan Nowroze Noor ID: 01 Intake: 14th [pic] Bangladesh University of Business & Technology (BUBT) Submission Date: 30th December, 2010 1. Compare and contrast the transport principles of economy of scale and economy of distance. Illustrate hoe they combine to create efficient transportation? Ans: There are two…show more content…
5. Why is it Important for a logistics manager to have a degree of understanding of transportation regulatory history? Ans: Transportation is a key activity in logistics because it moves product through the various stages of production and ultimately to consumers. Transportation infrastructure introduced major principles of transportation economics and provided a brief historical summary of government regulation. That’s why it is important that logistics managers have appreciation and understanding of regulation history to fully appreciate the logic underlying today’s transport system. 6. Why have railroad miles declined during a period of national growth? Ans: Historically railroads have declined the largest number of ton miles in the world. Before World War II it ranked first among all the mode of transportation. As a early development of a comprehensive rail network connecting almost all cities, towns intercity. But after World War II with the technology development serious motor carrier competition began to develop and railway share revenues and began to decline. The extensive development of road and highway will soon change the ranking of railway. 7. Railroads have the largest percentage of intercity freight ton-miles, but motor carriers have the largest revenue. How do you explain this relationship? Ans: Railway and motor both are the mode of transportation so they have the relationship but rail taken largest percentage of

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