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Effects of external factors affecting the road haulage industry.

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  • Essay length: 2026 words
  • Submitted: 19/03/2004
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GCSE Economy & Economics

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Effects of external factors affecting the road haulage industry

Objectives

* Competitiveness of the road haulage industry and pressures on margins

* Impact of economic factors

* Delivery pressures

* Increased customer requirements

* Development assistance for the road haulage sector

* Increasing range of products and requirements demanded

I have been asked by a road haulage company to produce a review which presents a strategic assessment of the road haulage industry regarding the capacity of the industry to meet the changing environment and the adequacy of the existing structure and organisation of the road haulage industry to respond effectively to these changes.

I will also discuss the likely impact of these developments on the market environment in the road haulage industry and the implications this has for the activities that may need to be undertaken to ensure that the industry can meet users' evolving service requirements competitively and cost-effectively into the future.

The road haulage industry faces an environment of increasing customer requirements,

these are summarised below and are all discussed in subsequent paragraphs.

CONCENTRATION OF MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS LEADING TO INCREASED REQUIREMENTS FROM SUPPLIERS

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