The advantages of the JIT II program, as differentiated from its normal mode of operation are as follows. Firstly, in the past when BOSE had to forecast demands, it would rely on a set planning and specification system where it would push out information to the buyers based on the amount of competitive demand that it had for its products. The company would send out the information on a bidding system and then some companies would analyze the bid and raise a response. BOSE would then select a bidder from the response pool. It would place an order and when the needed parts are received, the company would go on to complete their manufacturing and delivery. Now this form of system worked quite reliably in terms of quality. The operations objective of quality was hence met in a reliable fashion. However, dependability was less in the system. In a market characterized by market fluctuations, there was less dependability in the system. In the case of the JIT II program, there is more information sharing in the inventory assessment stage. In fact, in some of these operations, people from the suppliers would remain at the company. There is much sharing of information between the manufacturing company and the supplier that it works with. In the case of BOSE, customer demand was hence forecast from within BOSE to the supplier at a very early stage itself. The old-time method of competitive bidding was not dependable, as it would not have allowed for sudden operational changes and demand adjustments. In the newer system, the demand crises are studied as a trend and as soon as customer demand request is raised, the person inplant will check for ways to reduce costs and will order products accordingly.