Wholesale markets

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Planning and design manual
by J. D. Tracey-White

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Part A - Introduction

1. Changing role of wholesale markets

The function of wholesale markets
International trends in wholesale and retail marketing
Types of wholesale markets
Is It possible to standardize wholesale markets?
What are the forces for change to wholesale markets?

2. An approach to wholesale market planning & design

Why is it it necessary to plan wholesale markets?
Development objectives
A wholesale market design methodology.

Part B - Planing and design activities

3. Project identification and pre-feasibility

Project context and data collection
Problem definition
Initlal project formulation
Project evaluation
Further actions

4. Detailed design development

Processing and analysis of initial surveys
Detailed estimates of physical requirements
Outline master plan
Site facilities
Building form
Final master plan
Detailed site planning and infrastructure design
Additional survey requirements

5. Project formulation and feasibility

Overall project design
Financial and economic analysis
Project justification
Project recommendations

6. Project implementation

Phasing of development
The contract administration system
Implementation of market operations

Part C - Management and operations

7. Market management systems

Type of market ownership
Market management boards
Staffing the market
Management information system
Methods of financial control

8. Market operations

Transaction methods: auctions and sales
Rentals, fees and charges
Produce handling procedures
Financial management
Market information and extension

9. Regulating the market

Market regulations
Inspection, quality control and hygiene

Part D - Technical notes

10. Project justification

Financial analysis assumptions
Terms used in financial feasibility studies
Specilalist analysis

11. Socio-economic and engineering surveys

Introduction to survey techniques
Socio-economic surveys of existing facilities
Case study of roadside survey of commodity flows (Thailand)
Engineering surveys

12. Analysing demand and estimating market turn-over

Analysis of existing trade patterns
Consumption of fruit and vegetables
Estimating future demand
Market throughput

13. Planning and environmental design criteria

Selecting a new market site
Estimating space requirements
Site planning
Building design
External circulation and services
Environmental impact and controls

14. Engineering design criteria

Site investigations
Site preparation and development
Roads and parking
Surface-water drainage systems
Water supply
Fire-fighting systems
Electrical services
Telecommunication systems
Solid waste equipment
Building structures and materials
Engineering design and supervision