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What is an Allocation, Constraint, TPW, etc.?

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What is an Allocation, Constraint, TPW, etc.?

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• Here is a Glossary of Terms: • Allocation(s) – These are the things that dealers seem to never have enough of. GM is restricting how many vehicles of each model a dealer can order. Each Tuesday, the dealer will find out how many allocations they have and for what models. The quantity of allocations is thought to be based upon previous year sales of that model. The GM ordering computer then suggests model order configurations. The dealer can accept these suggestions or change them. If the computer suggests a configuration that includes a contrained item, the dealer can use that order suggestion to get a vehicle with a certain constrained item. • Constraints – These are the things that drive customers nuts. If an option is constrained, it means that either the dealer can not order that option at all or is limited in the numbers of that option that can be ordered. Constraints occur because GM does not have enough of the items from vendors or because there are problems with that item and

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