Current best practice looks at aggregate buying volumes with vendors for negotiation.
Goals and Objectives
Buying based on capacity reservation at suppliers based on a digital twin of the entire supply chain will yield lower inventories and higher perfect order results.
Cloud, industry cloud, cognitive, and blockchain
Use Case Summary
Understanding supplier capacities at a deeper level such as machine capabilities, certifications, capacity, and company demand for those items; continuous rebalancing of the supply of critical items based on capabilities rather than units and quantity