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producer

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manufacturer

a business which is engaged in making consumer goods and capital goods using factor inputs such as raw materials, labour and capital. See VALUE ADDED.

producer

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supplier

the basic producing-supplying unit of economic theory. In economic theory, a producing unit is usually a FIRM, although government organizations also produce goods and services.
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Many manufacturers are starting to take a similar forward-looking attitude toward their products Whether pushed by legislation or by competition to be environmentally friendly, many manufacturers are investing in the future by implementing Design for Recycling (DFR)--a policy the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries Inc.
Catalina Marketing Corporation's clients are consumer product manufacturers.
For example, Shingles recalls a manufacturer that was shipping virtually all its products display-ready.
To enter into a joint venture, the manufacturer contributes equity based on a percentage of the net receivables held by the venture.
Thorough interoperability testing by the RAID controller manufacturer optimizes the development of the storage system for both the component manufacturers and the integrators.
Recently, FDA gave approval for an IDE study of silicone gel-filled implants for augmentation, reconstruction, and revision (replacement), for a limited number of women at a limited number of sites, to be conducted by one manufacturer, McGhan Medical Corporation.
The gun manufacturer who legally sells a firearm to a dealer who legally sells the weapon to an individual is no more responsible for the actions of the individual than General Motors is the for the actions of the psychopath that drove his Cadillac into the yard of the preschool, killing one child.
So what's the problem, if the manufacturer had a simple solution to recommend?
I can remember even in the 1940s and '50s when a reconditioner would make sure a manufacturer knew about a faulty item," Byron Goldman states.
The inadvertent but inescapable transfer of poorly spun or carelessly reeled yam to their weavers, one manufacturer noted, "must without doubt spoil the goods it is manufactured into.
To fully understand this issue, some background information is necessary: A manufacturer sells finished products to dealers that, in turn, sell or lease the products to end users (customers).
Passed on June 12, 1991, the Packaging Ordinance requires manufacturers or retailers to "take back" their packaging or ensure that 80 percent of it is collected rather than thrown out.

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