3 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y

Postponement

Postponement involves delaying the final assembly, configuration, and/or packaging of a product.  The goal is to delay incurring this cost, and committing use of materials to a specific configuration to as late as possible in the production process.  This will generally be after an order has been received, and often just before a product ships to the customer.