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SCM Terminology

DBR (Drum Buffer Rope) Theory

Metaphoric example to understand the flow of a supply chain. A concept of increasing throughput by adjusting buffers by a rope and controlling speed by a drum.

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ECR (Efficient Consumer Response)

Strategic concept created by the processed food distribution industry in the U.S. aiming to recover competitive strength. Whether a company can survive depends on whether the company can provide customers with higher values.

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JIT (Just-in-Time)

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MRP (Material Requirements Planning)

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VMI (Vendor Managed Inventory)

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