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merchandise distribution (IS-R)

Retail (IS-R)

Generic term to describe the flow of merchandise from a vendor through to the recipient. The merchandise can pass through a distribution center or, as is the case with multi-level merchandise distribution, several distribution centers. The recipient is known at the time of procurement.

Merchandise distribution is planned either using an allocation table (push) or a collective purchase order (pull). If the merchandise goes through a distribution center, the following processing methods are possible:

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