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offset,

n a deduction; a counterclaim; a contrary claim or demand by which a given claim may be lessened or cancelled.
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If the wind farm would have gone ahead anyway then there is actually environmental harm in buying those off-sets.
The rest will have to off-set those costs elsewhere in the business or lower earnings.
eB2X's eVMI software tracks the forecasted use and actual consumption of inventory at customer sites and produces replenishment plans that not only respect required inventory minimum and maximum levels, but are optimized to manage supplier costs (such as premium freight charges and penalties, if any), supplier logistics (such as lead time off-sets and optimal shipping quantities) and customer satisfaction by attempting to meet the needs of every VMI and non-VMI customer.