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HMRC internal manual

Holding and Movements Alcohol Strategy - Supply Chains

Overview: Can supply chains display elements of all three supply chain types?

Some large traders may operate a business that incorporates elements from all three supply- chains in their business. For example, a large retail customer at the end of an alcohol supply chain may require key suppliers to provide just-in-time deliveries direct to specific retail outlets, and expect to link electronic stock ordering systems with producers or logistical partners (transporters / warehousekeepers) to facilitate this. However, the same large retailers may also source some alcohol from alcohol brokers or through agents using, for example, the REDS system.