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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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It is also challenging to demonstrate the economic impact of supplier diversity programs.
Similarly, organizations that use scorecards with all of their suppliers have better results with regard to the percentage of their total purchases made via maverick buying.
Suppliers need to persist for their employees to survive.
Although nexus suppliers and strategic suppliers are both critical to a focal buying firm, they differ in terms of the basis by which they become critical and how they should be managed.
"You might have a perception of risk in your business, but it's difficult to guarantee your supplier has the same perspective," says Richard Wilding, professor of supply chain strategy at Cranfield University School of Management.
With the exception of the canned fruit and vegetables and shelf-stable juices categories, respondents representing chains with 200 or more stores scored suppliers higher than those representing chains with fewer than 200 stores.
Segmenting suppliers. Which suppliers will be included in the SRM program, and how should we approach them?
This also means that the generic pharmaceutical manufacturers are interested in selecting suppliers that can be in compliance with the FDA rules and regulations in terms of the quality of their commodities.
If auctions are such a good business practice, why do manufacturers only want to use Web-based auctions to purchase products from suppliers but abhor the use of auctions to sell their own products?
SCF also provides a remedy for suppliers seeking respite from the change many buyers/importers are making from moving off of "letter of credit" arrangements to "open account" status.
The debtor-supplier wants to make sure that the customer is not just setting it up for the short-term while it finds a replacement supplier. Thus, the agreements will frequently prohibit the customer from using a new supplier without the occurrence of a default.

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