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Supplier

A company that provides goods or services to another company. These goods or services may be used to make a different good or service (which is then sold to customers). Alternately, the supplier may provide retail goods or services that a company simply re-sells.

supplier

a producer or distributor of a GOOD or SERVICE. See also INTERNAL SUPPLIER.

supplier

see FIRM.
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This brand new report looks in detail at both battery manufacturers and battery material suppliers, as well as key market intelligence such as supplier market share information.
The company has asked material suppliers to improve the dimensional capabilities of aluminum, improve its manufacturing robustness and potential joining technologies, and reduce its cost per pound relative to steel, especially for reduce its cost per pound relative to steel, especially for volumes greater than 100,000 units per year.
To participate fully in this streamlined product-development cycle, the successful molder of the future will increasingly need to get involved during a product's conception and work in concert with the designer, manufacturing engineer, toolmaker, machine manufacturer, and material supplier.
Technical service is one part of the overall commitment made by a material supplier to a molder, according to Bill Hoffer, v.
Quinn says the true challenge lies not in the economics of alloy versus all-new polymer, but rather in the ability of a material supplier to be agile and astute in responding to customer/market needs while reducing the new-product development cycle--and many other materials producers agree.
Other key material suppliers appear to be still committed to thermoplastic advanced composites.
The material suppliers and equipment manufacturers have great engineering and development staffs, but until the processors and the schools are willing to develop educational programs to teach people the basics, we're all in a lot of trouble.
We as material suppliers, because of the importance materials are playing in scaling, have reached a critical fork in the road, said Shober.
The company also produces four annual industry supplier conferences, designed for equipment manufacturers, marketing reps, analysts and raw material suppliers.
Accordingly, it has entered into a distributorship agreement with local medical material suppliers in the respective areas: Tomiki Medical Instruments in Ishikawa and Kuribara Medical Instruments in Gunma.
With ferrous raw material prices reaching record highs and availability becoming more scarce, metalcasters and raw material suppliers have a lot to talk about.
Those who work for polymer raw material suppliers are also said to benefit from an improved understanding of how to extend the use of their products through blending.

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