Supply Chain Glossary - D

Supply Chain Glossary - D

distributor

A business that does not manufacture its own products, but purchases and resells these products. Such a business usually maintains a finished goods inventory. Syn: wholesaler.

In the theory of constraints, a control point in the logical product structure where a common part or assembly can be directed to two or more different end items. To maintain the flow of parts to products, the schedule of common parts must be synchronized with the constraint schedule and shipping commitments.


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