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cannibalize

[′kan·ə·bə‚līz]
(engineering)
To remove parts from one piece of equipment and use them to replace like, defective parts in a similar piece of equipment in order to keep the latter operational.

cannibalize

To take out parts or components from one aircraft to service another and make it operational.
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DLL investigated whether cannibalization is an issue for manufacturers and gives insights on the strategic benefits of second life business.
The firm says its analysis shows that the market is overly cautious, and expecting of further cannibalization than will actually be the case; this is perhaps because it is using wrongly Western markets as a model.
The petitioner Kashif Mehmood through his petition has taken plea that the persons who have already been convicted in cannibalization case have repeated their offence for want of effective legislation.
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There's got to be some cannibalization there, but obviously it's worthwhile or they wouldn't do it,'' Kyser said.
A broader market for both recycled and alternative fiber papers would stop such cannibalization of customers.
By pulling that data from the data warehouse and using predictive intelligence solutions to forecast future demand, the CFO can improve pricing and promotions, improve profit, grow margins, improve new item introductions, reduce inventory, predict product cannibalization, rescue closeouts and improve distribution assortment and replenishment.
When developing a new campus, your market positioning must be focused sharply to avoid confusion and cannibalization between your villas and congregate independent living apartments.
It is the ultimate in cannibalization," Levenson said.
Because the aircraft are actually widely dispersed, en route cannibalization is rarely possible.
Even most of those who have automated the time-consuming process are not realizing the return they had hoped for, because they are missing one crucial element of the story: cannibalization.
After streamlining the brands to avoid overlap and cannibalization, the new company will be structured around 10 brands, eight fashion and two company fort, targeting different customers at varied price levels.