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How Bad Can It Get? Challenges in the Distribution Industry
Manufacturers serving such retail giants as Wal-Mart or Costco are exposed to severe challenges—not only because of the economies of scale these outlets demand,

consignment contracts  also known as vendor consignment inventory programs. [ Wikipedia on VMI ] The credit crunch in the US has placed the ability to maintain these arrangements in jeopardy—manufacturers risk reneging on the contracts as the only seeming relief to remain viable. The VMI concept requires manufacturers to incur up-front costs in terms of materials and labor, with payment to come 90 to 180 days after—in other words, manufacturers rather than retail are assuming the risk. Additional distribution industry

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