Many executives are developing supply chain partnerships in an attempt to reduce costs, improve service and gain competitive advantage. While partnerships can be beneficial, they are not appropriate in all situations. This article provides a model which can be used to determine whether a partnership is warranted, and if so, how close of a partnership is warranted.
The International Journal of Logistics Management – Emerald Publishing
Published: Jul 1, 1996
Keywords: Partnering; Vertical integration; Supplier relations; Supply‐chain management
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