English translation: to hold back (goods if required)
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Explanation: With JIT systems, it may be desired to keep a delivery back a short while if there are problems at the destination factory for example.
They are stating that they have the flexibility to do that for their customers.
"Storage" as offered by Wenke and Fred seemed pretty good, but David's explanation has convinced me that "hold back" is the best way to go. So well done David, but thanks to Wenke and Fred for their contributions. As to Jonathan - what were you on mate? :-) Maybe you need to "mellow out" a little. LOL Anyway, thanks again all! 4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer
Explanation: I think this is in connection with movement or flow and storage or goods and materials.
"Logistics - ...the process of planning, implementing, and controlling the efficient, effective flow and storage of goods, services, and related information from point of origin to point of consumption for the purpose of conforming to customer requirements." Note that this definition includes inbound, outbound, internal, and external movements, and return of materials for environmental purposes" http://www.logisticsworld.com/logistics.htm
Wenke Geddert United Kingdom Local time: 17:12 Native speaker of: German PRO pts in category: 8