Final Customer Purchasing from the Product Producer

Acquire Steps: Acquire steps include all activities the customer completes preceding the use or the consumption of the product. These steps include the customer's efforts needed for evaluation and acquisition of the product.

Resources: Reduce resources required for the use of the product

Time – Reduce the time the customer must spend with the product

B. Improve wait times in the process

Reduce wait times in the process
Speed the process

Direct ship from suppliers to customers

No. Year SIC Note
1 2001 4011 By loading an entire 110-car grain train at a single facility such as Alton's the railroad can operate the train intact from origin to destination without the costs and delays of switching cars.
2 2001 4221 Economists say the shuttle trains are lowering transportation costs, providing farmers with higher prices for their grain and adding to U.S. competitiveness. " It makes U.S. grain a lot more competitive in world markets, and that's good for the country.

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