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supplier

Any commercial firm that supplies components, fixtures, materials, or parts used on a construction project.
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They offer these small and diverse suppliers support and development opportunities to expand their reach and more broadly offer services.
APQC examined several aspects of how organizations evaluate suppliers. First, it looked at the nature of organizations' relationships with suppliers.
Here is a list of 15 considerations that customers must keep in mind lest their suppliers one day become their competitors:
Extending the perspective that a supplier once removed (i.e., second tier to the focal firm) can have an impact on the focal firm's performance via the first-tier supplier, we believe that suppliers in lower tiers with no direct ties could emerge as being critical for the focal buying firm (Choi & Linton, 2011; Rowley, 1997).
Assessing and evaluating suppliers reveals many different factors that can affect the supply chain.
Based on the percentage of suppliers giving a rating of 5 or 6 on a rating scale from 1 to 6, where 6 is extremely important (attributes) or excellent (supplier ratings).
In the Army, for example, the Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM) and the TACOM Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC) share several suppliers. Suppose, however, that AMCOM is primarily concerned with cost while TACOM values delivery timeliness.
Arguably, purchasing and supply chain plays a crucial role in supply chain management through proper selection of competent suppliers. Weber, Current, and Benton, (1991) affirm that firms cannot successfully produce low cost, high quality products without judicious selection and maintenance of a competent group of suppliers.
What is the importance of developing partnerships with diversity suppliers?
More of the products introduced today involve suppliers who provide these types of high-tech components.
Suppliers view their receivables in a Web-based format, and, at their option, sell them to a funder in return for early cash, less a financing fee.
See Auto Supplier Insolvencies and Bankruptcies: Issues for Suppliers and Customers of Financially Troubled Auto Suppliers, American Bankruptcy Institute, 2006.

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