Examples of Serve (Distribution Company) Costs
One positive of online loans is that consumers can check on the progress of their loan applications. Quickenloans.com is one of the sites where this feature is available. (
The cost that Quicken incurs to provide this information is part of their Serve costs.
AmeriSource's success as a drug distributor is due to good cost control and a focus on customer service. "We empower our managers to make decisions at the distribution center level." (
AmeriSource’s spending to allow its local distribution center managers to handle customer problems is part of their Serve cost.
Neptune Orient is trying to transform one division of American President Lines' into a global origin-to-destination logistics company in which managing and tracking inventory are as important as hauling cargo over the sea. (
Neptune Orient has taken the Serve costs of managing and tracking inventory and made it into a separate, profit-making, business.
Best Buy is now offering the "Geek Squad," which is a nationwide team of repair and installation specialists. (
Year-2004, SIC 5900)
The “Geek Squad” is part of Best Buy’s Serve costs.