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Inventory Allocation: Dealing With Shortages in the Supply Chain

Published: 15 February 2011

ID: G00209495

Analyst(s): Michael Uskert , Matthew Davis, Paul Lord


No one wants to admit to inventory problems, especially to customers, but ignoring the problem is the worst decision possible. In researching companies at different stages of demand-driven maturity, we have compiled leading practices in managing material allocations in times of scarce inventory.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Moving From Reacting to Orchestrating
  • Elements of an Effective Process
  • The Process
    • Preallocation Activity
    • Activities in Time of Allocation
  • The Post Work
  • Conclusion

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