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Postponement

Abstract

This note describes the concept of postponement of product variety and how it may be used to better match supply and demand while lowering inventories. The note discusses situations where postponement is more or less valuable. Several industry examples of postponement are discussed.

Type

Case

Author(s)

Sunil Chopra, Jeffrey Blount, Peter Meindl, Marek Prach, Danny Su, Fuminori Takemura

Date Published

07/14/2016

Citations

Chopra, Sunil, Jeffrey Blount, Peter Meindl, Marek Prach, Danny Su, and Fuminori Takemura. Postponement. Case 7-204-250 (KEL128).

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