Logistics Planning

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Crammer, L. J. & Wegfahrt, A. M., (2006). Ranked #9 Proximity to Major Markets. Area Development Site and Facility Planning; Easton, 41(5).

Do customers really drive location and how does this affect logistical planning? Choose a specific industry (e.g. beer, clothing, automobiles, etc.). Compare the location decision of a Manufacturing company, to a Distributor, to a Retail location. How much influence does the customer of each of these types of businesses have on the location decision? How does this effect the logistics of each?
Case Assignment

Research the topic with information from the background readings/attachments as well as two other resources you find on your own. The paper should be 4 pages in length and have a cover sheet and a reference page. Clarity of presentation is important, as well as your ability to cover the topic in a succinct, organized manner with research to back up your points. annotate your sources of information appropriately on your references page and within the text as necessary.

Demonstrate your understanding of location decisions as applied in a logistics contex