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The physical distribution concept says (or implies) that: A) transporting, storing, and product-handling are unrelated activities for cost control. B) the best distribution system is the lowest cost one. C) a firm should seek to minimize the total cost of transporting, storing, and product-handling—for a given level of customer service. D) if the transporting department minimizes its costs and the storing department minimizes its costs and the product-handling department minimizes its costs—then the total cost of physical distribution will be minimized. E) Both A and D.
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User: The physical distribution concept says (or implies) that: A) transporting, storing, and product-handling are unrelated activities for cost control. B) the best distribution system is the lowest cost one. C) a firm should seek to minimize the total cost of transporting, storing, and product-handling—for a given level of customer service. D) if the transporting department minimizes its costs and the storing department minimizes its costs and the product-handling department minimizes its costs—then the total cost of physical distribution will be minimized. E) Both A and D.

Weegy: D) if the transporting department minimizes its costs and the storing department minimizes its costs and the product-handling department minimizes its costs—then the total cost of physical distribution will be minimized.
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User: According to the "physical distribution concept": A) transporting, storing, and product-handling are independent activities. B) all transporting, storing, and product-handling activities of a business and a whole channel system should be coordinated as part of one system. C) inventories should be based on production requirements. D) the production department should be responsible for warehousing and shipping. E) the lowest-cost distribution system is the best alternative.

Weegy: D) if the transporting department minimizes its costs and the storing department minimizes its costs and the product-handling department minimizes its costs?then the total cost of physical distribution will be minimized.
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User: When planning physical distribution, the marketing manager should: A) set the customer service level so that every customer can get the product exactly when he wants it. B) minimize the cost of distribution for a given customer service level. C) minimize the cost of transportation. D) maximize the speed of delivery. E) make use of a distribution center.

Weegy: A) set the customer service level so that every customer can get the product exactly when he wants it.
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User: According to the "physical distribution concept": A) transporting, storing, and product-handling are independent activities. B) all transporting, storing, and product-handling activities of a business and a whole channel system should be coordinated as part of one system. C) inventories should be based on production requirements. D) the production department should be responsible for warehousing and shipping. E) the lowest-cost distribution system is the best alternative.

Weegy: D) the production department should be responsible for warehousing and shipping.
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User: Which of the following statements best reflects a marketing-oriented approach to physical distribution? A) "We should create a position of inventory manager and give that person authority to coordinate all physical distribution activities to minimize the firm's total inventory costs." B) "We should aim to keep our customers fully satisfied 100 percent of the time as this will increase our sales and give us a competitive advantage." C) "We should replace our warehouses with distribution centers to speed the flow of products and eliminate all storage." D) "We should choose the physical distribution alternative that will minimize the total cost of achieving the level of customer service our target market requires." E) All are equally "marketing-oriented."

Weegy: D) "We should choose the physical distribution alternative that will minimize the total cost of achieving the level of customer service our target market requires."
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User: The "total cost approach" to physical distribution management: A) seeks to eliminate the storing function. B) seeks to minimize the cost of transportation. C) might suggest a high-cost transporting mode if storing costs could be reduced enough to lower total distribution costs. D) ignores inventory carrying costs. E) All of the above.

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The "total cost approach" to physical distribution management: might suggest a high-cost transporting mode if storing costs could be reduced enough to lower total distribution costs.
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The "total cost approach" to physical distribution management: A) seeks to eliminate the storing function. B) seeks to minimize the cost of transportation. C) might suggest a high-cost transporting mode if storing costs could be reduced enough to lower total distribution costs. D) ignores inventory carrying costs. E) All of the above.
Weegy: the answer is C. might suggest a high cost transporting mode if storing cost could be reduced enough to lower total distribution costs User: Which of the following statements about just-in-time delivery is FALSE? A) Just-in-time shifts greater responsibility for physical distribution backward in the channel. B) Just-in-time reduces storing and handling costs for everyone in the channel. C) Just-in-time increases the coordination needed among channel members. D) Just-in-time reduces storing and handling costs for business customers. E) None of the above are false. (More)
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The following statements about just-in-time delivery is FALSE: Just-in-time reduces storing and handling costs for everyone in the channel.
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