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close this bookCARE Food Manual (CARE , 1998, 355 p.)
close this folderChapter 11 - Food Distribution To Sites
close this folderII. Designing a Transportation Plan
View the documentA. Program Requirements Based on Ration Size
View the documentB. Program Requirements Based on Pipeline Analyses
View the documentC. Turn-Around Time (TAT)
View the documentD. Number of Trips
View the documentE. Transport Capacity Required
View the documentF. Number of Sites and Amount of Food That Can be Delivered

B. Program Requirements Based on Pipeline Analyses

As with call forwards and transfers of food between warehouses, pipeline analyses should be used to determine current project site needs, taking into account food inventories at project site warehouses or stores. The format in Call Forward and Procurement can be adapted for internal pipeline analyses.

Depending on the nature and scope of the project, pipeline analyses for movements of food from warehouses to distribution sites may be prepared daily, weekly or quarterly. Knowledge about actual stock balances at distribution sites will most accurately inform managers about how much must be moved. However, when there are distance and communication problems between warehouses and distribution sites, managers will likely have to use their best estimates of stock levels to do their analysis.