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Chain Management at Durham International Manufacturing

Determine whether integration efforts should start with suppliers, distribution, or both. Explain the rationale for your decision.

Recommend ways that DIMCO could benefit from leveraging B2B e-Commerce.

What steps DIMCO could take to improve its relationship with suppliers?

The most effective way for DIMCO to eliminate waste in its supply chain.

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Chain Management at Durham International Manufacturing Company (DIMCO)

Determine whether integration efforts should start with suppliers, distribution, or both. Explain the rationale for your decision.

The objective of the integration effort is to maximize company value to maintain competitive advantage in the market place. For this purpose Durham International Manufacturing Company needs to take action in response to market demand. Market demand can be ascertained if there is integration with the regional distribution centers and retail centers that distribute and sell the products of Durham International Manufacturing Company. The integration process should first start with the distribution and then should reach out with suppliers (Lisa M. Ellram, 1991). The rationale is that timely response to market demand is critical to maintain competitive advantage. The integration should reach the retailers so that the information about goods sold at the retailers is transmitted back to Durham International Manufacturing Company.

Recommend ways that DIMCO could benefit from leveraging B2B e-Commerce.

Durham International Manufacturing Company could benefit from leveraging B2B e-commerce in several ways. First there can be B2B communications between the manufacturing facility of Durham International Manufacturing Company and its central warehouse. The employees ...

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