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Consignment

The delivery of goods to a carrier to be shipped to a designated person for sale. A Bailment of goods for sale.

A consignment is an arrangement resulting from a contract in which one person, the consignor, either ships or entrusts goods to another, the consignee, for sale. If the goods are transported by a carrier to the consignee, the name of the consignor appears on the bill of lading as the person from whom the goods have been received for shipment. The consignee's name appears on it as the person to whom delivery is to be made. The consignee acts as an agent on behalf of the consignor, a principal, in selling the goods and must take reasonable care of them while in his or her possession. The consignor does not give up ownership of the goods until their sale.

Under the terms of the consignment contract, the consignee agrees to pay the consignor a balance of the price received for any goods sold, which has been reduced by a fee, usually a small percentage of the sale price. Any goods that have not been sold must be returned to the consignor.

Cross-references

Shipping Law.

consignment

v. the act of consigning goods to one who will sell them for you or transport them for you. (See: consign, consignee)

consignment

noun allocation, allotment, assignation, assignment, cession, concession, consignation, conveyance, conveyancing, delivering to, dispatchment, distribution, expressage, goods shipped, merchandise sent, sending, shipment, shipping, transfer, transference, transferring, transmission
Associated concepts: consignment for sale, consignment shipper
See also: alienation, apportionment, assignment, cargo, delegation, freight

consignment

the sending of goods. The person sending them is the consignor and the person to whom they are sent the consignee.

The consignor is generally responsible for the payment of any charges. The rights and liabilities of the consignor and consignee on the one hand and the carrier of the goods on the other will usually be based on the terms of the contract of carriage. See BILL OF LADING, CARRIAGE BY AIR, CARRIAGE BY RAIL, CARRIAGE BY ROAD, CARRIAGE BY SEA.

CONSIGNMENT. The goods or property sent by a common carrier from one or more persons called the consignors, from one place, to one or more persons, called the consignees, who are in another. By this term is also understood the goods sent by one person to another, to be sold or disposed of by the latter for and on account of the former.

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All products manufactured by suppliers should be transported to consignment stores each time interval (see the following equation):
The model shown in Figure 4 includes the whole energy crop supply chain from harvesting crop in the crop fields through briquetting plants to the distribution for power plants and customers through consignment stores. The following parameters are taken into consideration: the total amount of harvested energy crop, required briquette amount by each power plant and the cluster of customers, transportation distances, specific transportation costs, type of transportation devices (average truck capacity), and location of crop fields, power plants, and customers.
In the first case, customers and power plants need the same quantity of briquette; therefore the central position of both consignment stores is correct.
Then, motivated by the gaps in the literature, a model for companies performing their purchasing through consignment stores is developed.