A strategy widely adopted by general merchandise and soft lines retailers and manufacturers to reduce retail out of stocks, forced markdowns, and operating expenses. These goals are accomplished through 1) Tasks related to the outgoing shipment of goods... In quality management, the degree of freedom from ... and reduced response time. See Quick Response (QR). is a partnership strategy in which suppliers and retailers work together to respond more rapidly to the consumer by sharing point-of-sale A computer term referring to the action of scannin... data, enabling both to An estimate of future demand. A forecast can be co... The process of moving or resupplying inventory fro... needs.