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I will evaluate the distribution systems in delivering goods and services for a selected organisation. The business I will use for this task will be Tesco plc.

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D1 Introduction This task involves around the distribution systems. I will evaluate the distribution systems in delivering goods and services for a selected organisation. The business I will use for this task will be Tesco plc. Using this business I will evaluate many issues and look at different aspects, and to make a judgement as to the effectiveness of their distribution activities in making them more effective as a retailer. Some issues that will be outlined through this task will be: * Responsiveness to customers' needs, * Currency (being up to date/having fresh foods), * Choice (e.g. the use of international or domestic suppliers and intermediaries) and * Cost efficiencies Tesco - General information Tesco is a very big Company with huge revenues. The company is also public limited company (plc) which means it has limited liability. The main aim for the company is to make profit. I have also chosen this company because it is well known and established company in the world today as it has been trading for many years. Tesco is a leading retailer which operates 2,291 around the world and employing 296,000 people. Tesco had once started in the UK but now has expanded too many other parts of the world such as Europe and some parts of Asia. ...read more.

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There are different methods for transport, which businesses now days use such as the road, air, pipe and water. All of these methods will have their own pros and cons. Tesco's transport is well structured and organised so that the product they have is in right place at the right time for their customers. If they do not achieve this, the retailer will not only be losing out on profits but also customer loyalties, as customer demands are not being met. The product the business offers is important, so the company need to meet agreements with their distributors so those products arrive at the time asked by the business. One way the business uses transport is through road. Tesco have thousands of Lorries which delivery goods everyday ensuring that products reach their final destination. Road is very important for the business as it is a vital aspect on how the business operates everyday. Almost all of Tesco's products will be delivered through road either to different braches or straight to customers. Another way the business uses transport is through sea. Many products such fruit and coffee will come from abroad countries and so the business needs to find the best way of transport for this and this will come through sea. ...read more.

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- The business has kept to the code that was given by the Department of trade and industry this shows the world of the type of organisation Tesco really is not only they looks out for their customers they also looks out for their suppliers in the UK and in other counties. They have done this so they have a strong relationship with their suppliers. Leading on if Tesco did not have a good relationship with their suppliers this could have a bad affect to the organisation, with the media and their suppliers could leave the company and work for the Tesco's rivals, causing huge problem for the business. This is the last thing Tesco would want as they are competing against them. This can be the main reason on why Tesco maintain their good relationships with their suppliers, making sure not only are they happy as a business but so are their suppliers. Conclusion In this task I have talked around the distribution systems. I have evaluated the distribution systems in delivering goods and services for a selected organisation. The business I have used for this task has been Tesco plc. Using this business I have evaluated many issues and looked at different aspects, and I have made judgements as to the effectiveness of their distribution activities in making them more effective as a retailer. ?? ?? ?? ?? Akeel Arshad ...read more.

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