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Let the (Excess) Inventory Flow!
Because companies focus primarily on new product development and promotion, the problem of excess and obsolete inventory, once addressed, often leads to both

consignment inventory policy  due to volume-based discounts, consignment inventories, returned goods, and so on. To rub salt into the wound, excess active inventory is arguably the most difficult life cycle category to get rid of. If it is still on the original equipment manufacturing (OEM) company's price list, it is often contractually price-protected, and creating channel conflict by selling off discounted inventory to competing wholesalers is categorically not an option. In addition to the price protection that precludes the use

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consignment inventory policy  would be the WEEE consignment note (WCN). Controlled Product Disposition , since, whether on-site, in channel, or at a recycling center, the next step in the process is sorting, where the product is directed for resale or reuse, recycling, partial harvesting, or destruction. As appropriate, the WCN should then be broken down into sub-notes to ensure complete traceability. Certified Destruction , whereby the product to be scrapped is routed to recyclers that are certified, registered members of the Read More

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