An exploratory study of close supplier-manufacturer relationships

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Goffin, Keith; Lemke, Fred; Szwejczewski, Marek;
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam.
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1016/j.jom.2005.05.003
  • Subject: Supplier base | Relationships | Partnership | Purchasing | Supply management
    acm: ComputerApplications_COMPUTERSINOTHERSYSTEMS

Close relationships with selected suppliers can enable manufacturers to reduce costs, improve quality and enhance new product development. Although the advantages of close co-operation are widely acknowledged in the literature, the specific attributes of such r... View more
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