In storage solutions, exclusivity and minimum volume are generally expressed in the number of pallets in storage as well as in inbound and outbound flows. If the distribution is included, the number of lots is also shown. Exclusiveness concerns the right of a logistics service provider to the total volume of a shipper. For applications (purchases), a complete work manual often shows how the supplier should do the work. However, this should not be done, as these issues cannot be controlled. And if so, one might wonder whether outsourcing makes sense given the costs associated with this control. The optimization is left to the supplier. At the end of the day, there is a win-win situation. You get better service at a market price. A clear description of the services provided under the agreement and the prevention of ambiguities. This will avoid misunderstandings in the future.
Frequent examples of grey areas are loading and unloading under a transport contract (always check that the incoterms agreed in the sales contract are in line with the carrier`s loading and unloading obligations). It may be useful to advance the agreement through its introduction. It defines the overall purpose of the agreement and lists the facts and circumstances that relate to one or both parties. The introduction facilitates the interpretation of clauses in litigation. Accurate forecasting of volume changes is often complicated, but a lower volume means that a contract is less profitable or even less profitable for the logistics service provider. On the other hand, it should be noted that exclusivity makes shippers more vulnerable in the event of lower performance of the logistics service provider. In such a situation, the sender has little opportunity to react quickly. Costs/tariffs and volumes communicate barrels. Even if exclusivity and volumes are not explicitly mentioned in the contract, this does not automatically mean that a sender can change the type of load and numbers defined in the offer. It is advisable to clearly describe the effects of a significant increase and decrease in quantities and their impact on agreed rates. At the end of the day, there has to be a standard for each performance indicator, that is, a value that should not be exceeded.
A standard can be a minimum (z.B for availability) or a maximum (z.B for delay). Because applications are moved from dedicated hardware to the cloud, they must reach the same level of service, or even more sophisticated than conventional installations. SLAs for cloud services focus on data center features and more recently include network features (see Carrier`s Cloud) to support end-to-end SLAs.  Another problem with the terms and conditions is the well-known fight of forms, in which the buyer uses the terms of purchase and the exporting part of the conflicting delivery conditions.