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Old 12-03-2001, 10:21 AM   #1
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I suppose when consumers show up at a Yamaha shop they'll get to read company propoganda instead of actually seeing new models/parts. Good luck on higher profits Yamaha!
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Old 12-03-2001, 10:25 AM   #2
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It's hard enough to find a popular model at a dealership now. So they're going to cut back inventory 30% more? Ouch.



Someone wrote in one of the comments a few months back that the reason Honda doesn't send more of it's Europe-only models to the U.S. is that the U.S. dealers want to keep the number of SKU's down.



I do not understand how some of these dealers stay in business with such weak service, selection and pricing.
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Old 12-03-2001, 11:26 AM   #3
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That's not what they are saying. What they are saying is that they are making their current operations more efficient by reducing the inventory of things that no one wants. Overall inventory will go down, but inventory of parts/bikes that people want and are buying may actually increase.
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Old 12-04-2001, 04:39 AM   #4
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Yup, you're right. IF Yam gets it right (a big if) a revamped supply chain manangement system should provide for less inventory on hand but a much faster method of replacing popular items. Items that don't see much movement should benefit as they will be able to take advantage of the increased swiftness of the transportation part of the SCM equation. In theory
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Old 12-04-2001, 05:31 AM   #5
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Hey Gixxerboy, you never fail to say something intelligent...I remember you saying that your canadian...you wouldn't happen to be from Montreal?
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Old 12-04-2001, 06:27 AM   #6
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"I do not understand how some of these dealers stay in business with such weak service, selection and pricing. "



Small dealers often can't afford to stock large numbers of bikes. If they don't sell as well as the dealer thought, then the dealer is stuck with a bunch of inventory that will cost him money. Instead, they either trade with other dealers whent they need a particular model, or buy one from the manufacturer at that point.
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Old 12-05-2001, 06:01 AM   #7
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Yep, and we'll have all the propaganda we can swallow and not any more than that if they get the SCM thing worked out.



This bet has its risks tho. Weakest link in the chain stops everything (just like now), but you have far less time to react. Happy to hear they aren't upping the prices of the bikes to get profit.



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Old 12-05-2001, 09:29 AM   #8
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I just read on Motorcycle News that Yamaha was dropping the price on the FZ-1 in Europe. Any news that the same will happen over here? Seems they are trying to match the price of the Honda 916. If I got the exchange rate right, it shoud sale for around $6500 over here if they drop it the same.
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Old 12-05-2001, 09:47 AM   #9
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Not only do they experience less sales. They can be curtailed delivery of some models unless they stiock the entire line. Double ouch!
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Old 12-05-2001, 11:04 AM   #10
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We don't get the euro bikes because americans refuse to buy the darn things. The big sport tourers, naked/standards and commuters are museum material in "Harley and sportbike only" USA.
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