Today, we're delving into the world of Assembly Items that come with special order inventory components. Essentially, this means that within the Bill of Materials, one of the inventory items is a special order item. The catch here is that this special-order item isn't stocked at your current location. Now, it's important to clarify the distinction between special orders and drop shipments. While a drop shipment involves the item being shipped directly to the customer, a special-order item is received at your company's warehouse first. However, don't forget, you still have the flexibility to switch to a drop shipment on the line level field if the need arises.