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    Illustrated this. Many Japanese companies (and American Dealers) suffered shortage of product to sell because, say, Door handles couldn't be produced for Hondas, so you can't sell the rest of the car. The Ripple effect could have been humongous, and very expensive and difficult to recover from.

    And this is especially true (I used to write MRP (Material Requirements Planning )  programs) now that we are in an age of "just in time" parts supply chain. "Just-in-time"  =  huge non-recoverable costs or failure of the system if something goes wrong for more than a few days or weeks.

    Without geometry, life is pointless. And blues harmonica players suck.

    by blindcynic on Thu Mar 01, 2012 at 02:47:25 PM PST

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