Each month dealers are allocated build slots through which they order/build cars for stock inventory as well as using some of these slots for Priority 1 custom builds for "sold" units destined for specific customers.Thanks for educating me, '68. I assumed dealers placed orders periodically through the year, but I didn't expect it to be that frequent. I was expecting quarterly so the manufacturer would bear less financial risk, but should have considered how flexible supply chains are.
The true answer, "It Depends"..This may be too sensitive a topic so I apologize if I'm violating any norms, but how far in advance does a dealership order units for its floor plan? And how much flexibility do they have to change an order after submitting it?