Vendor-Manufacturer Cooperation for Inventory Reduction and Other Gains

Elvira A. Zamora


Increasing competition and changing production technologies are making it necessary for manufacturing companies to establish closer and more meaningful relationships with vendors.  This study examined the experiences of three local manufacturing companies which are involved in vendor-based quality improvement programs.  Focus of the research was on the nature of the vendor programs, the vendor selection process, problems encountered during implementation, and major benefits derived.

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