Transport allocation in retail refers to the process of strategically assigning and distributing transportation resources to meet the logistical needs of a retail supply chain. It involves determining how goods and products will be transported from manufacturing facilities or distribution centers to retail stores or directly to customers.
This allocation considers factors such as product demand, delivery schedules, transportation capacity, and cost optimization. By effectively allocating transport resources, retailers can ensure timely and efficient delivery of goods while minimizing transportation costs. This process may involve selecting the appropriate mode of transportation (e.g., trucks, ships, planes), optimizing routes, consolidating shipments, and coordinating with carriers and logistics partners.