THE POWER OF POSTPONEMENT.

SUBTITLE: POSTPONEMENT -- THE TECHNIQUE OF DELAYING FINAL PRODUCT CONFIGURATION UNTIL THE ACTUAL ORDER IS IN -- ENABLES A COMPANY TO RESPOND MORE QUICKLY TO MARKET DEMAND WHILE LOWERING INVENTORY COSTS. YET DESPITE THESE POWERFUL BENEFITS, RELATIVELY FEW HAVE PURSUED THIS STRATEGY. A NEW SURVEY OF SUPPLY CHAIN PRACTITIONERS EXAMINES THE REASONS BEHIND THE HESITANCY AND CONFIRMS THAT, FOR MANY COMPANIES, THE TIME IS RIGHT TO EMBRACE POSTPONEMENT.

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  • Accession Number: 00956859
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Northwestern University, Evanston
  • Files: TLIB
  • Created Date: Jul 6 2004 12:00AM