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Multi-Part Buy determines buy quantities for a location cluster and supplier cluster.  The supplier has a collection of parts and offers discounts should the customer buy enough stock on all parts to meet various total target quantities. The target quantities could be in units of pieces, dollars or weight.  The target quantities are for minimum buys, for free freight and for various levels of discounts.   The customer could be one location, or a group of locations in a location cluster.  Sometimes two or more location clusters join together to accomplish the buy and gain the discount benefits.
Limit Buy is associated with a location or a location cluster and concerns the total buy on a collection of parts grouped into a supplier cluster.  A limit is placed on the total buy -- covering all parts -- and the best buy quantities by location and part that conform with the limit are generated.