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When to Use Factory v. Out-of-Stock Ordering

When to Use Factory v. Out-of-Stock Ordering

When to Use Factory v. Out-of-Stock Ordering

While order-to-delivery times have slowed down, the demands of today’s businesses and consumers, which are operating in an increasingly on-demand world, have sped up. Add in the unexpected fluctuations that can occur in vehicle needs due to seasonal factors and breakdowns, and it’s clear that timing orders and getting vehicles on the road can present challenges.


When acquiring long-term vehicles, you’re typically faced with two options: factory ordering or ordering out-of-stock. Each process has its place in effectively managing a fleet. This guide walks through the advantages and disadvantages of each process, tips for successful order planning, and how to fill the gaps when you have unexpected or seasonal vehicle needs. Download the guide to receive infographics and information about:


  • Pros & Cons of Out-of-Stock Orders
  • Managing the Out-of-Stock Process
  • Pros & Cons of Factory Ordering
  • Managing the Factory Order Process
  • Pool Vehicle & Short-Term Leasing Options
  • Tips for Successful Order Planning

By Merchants Fleet