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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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These partners provide a greater percentage of competitive items per vendor than SSA suppliers or are non-OEM sole-source providers of strategically important items.
The good news is that those suppliers that are creative and can manage in this complex world will have the best opportunity in years to have positive top and bottom line results.
In addition, the machinery manufacturer knows the expected drainage characteristics for each element of the new former as well as the vacuum levels and can, along with the fabric supplier, provide a complete system to meet the requirements.
In cases where a distributor has made a substantial investment of time, money of effort to develop a market for a supplier's products, courts have imposed restrictions on a supplier's right to terminate its distributor even if the supplier has terminated in accordance with the agreement--indeed, even if the distributor has breached the contract.
Since the supplier no longer has complete control over the tax calculation function when using ERS, this becomes more complicated.
Quality Standard 9000--previously termed Quality System Standard and Quality System Requirements--was scheduled to be rolled out to the supplier community this month, with effective dates announced later.
For example, if you've narrowed the candidates to two excellent suppliers who are equally capable but one uses quality tools and techniques with more sophistication than either you do or the other candidate does, then contract with this supplier.
As with many new suppliers, attractive pricing will play a competitive role too.
As a major supplier in many areas, since the very beginning of the company, we've followed a general rule: We won't compete with our customers, and we won't compete with our suppliers.
Is the geographic distribution of these suppliers the same as that for banks?
The results of Global Sources' latest supplier survey, summarizing price, product, production and R&D trends for the next 12 months
The prevailing theory at the time was that two or three suppliers would dominate each key component/system segment (e.

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