Evaluate the delivery system and check whether the answers to the following questions are positive:
- Are there adequate sub-stores?
- Are there established delivery policies?
- Is the time taken to travel to each sub-unit known?
- Are the shortest routes used?
- Are there contingency plans to cope with breakdowns in the normal distribution system
- Have alternative uses of transport been assessed in establishing the preferred transport policy (e.g., rail, air, road haulers, other ministries' transport)?
- Has the most economical and practical mode of transport been chosen?
- Are vehicles' needs automatically received for additions and replacement regularly?
- Is there a transport manager?
- Are there sufficient working vehicles to meet your needs?
- Are there alternative types of vehicles to meet different needs?
- Is there a limited number of makes in use?
- Are there adequate supplies of fuel?
- Are there sufficient numbers of trained drivers?
- Is there specialized transport for heat-sensitive suppliers?
- Are vehicles used to their best advantage and not limited to a single part of the supply system?