Ineffective means for goods supply and distribution

Experimental visualization of narrower problems
Other Names:
Delays in delivery of goods
Impractical goods transport
Difficult freight transport
Undependable produce transport
Unreliable product transport
Inadequate commercial roadways
Transport as a hindrance to productivity
Restricted production transport

[Land-locked countries] In many land-locked developing countries and their coastal neighbours, freight forwarding services are inefficient, due not only to lack of adequate transport but also to the want of expertise and skills. This contributes to the serious delays in moving transit cargo to and from the ports.

[Developing countries] Traditional systems in tribal villages to not allow for the stockpiling and distribution of goods. Supplies brought in individually stretch supply lines to unreliable lengths and increase the transportation costs to the individual buyer. Evidently there can only be a narrow range and selection of goods brought in this way, so the market is small and expansion limited. Goods are even more expensive when there are high interest and short term payment arrangements. Cash flow constantly away from the village and an inadequate supply system, results in villages paying more for less with irregular supply and unreliable service.


Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
17.10.2021 – 06:45 CEST