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 allocations and burdening


A Matter of Trust
When important information is withheld, it leads to enormous inefficiencies or even disasters in the supply chain. Trust is needed to streamline decision making

allocations and burdening  supply and demand. Lower Allocations —During constrained supply, customers often overstate run-rate and backlog, and may understate their inventory to get a larger share of the constrained component. Loss of Negotiating Power —A supplier who is hedging production starts on the upside may not want to disclose that to their buyer, because they will get beaten down on the price. Prospects and Customer Info Solution Partnerships — When done right, joint selling of a more complete offering (total solutio

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ERP for the Fashion and Apparel Industry RFI/RFP Template

Financials, Human Resources, Process Manufacturing Management, Inventory Management, Forecasting, Reservations & Allocations, Purchasing Management, Quality Management, Sales Management, and Produc... Get this template

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