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    At your current company who do you source your raw materials from? What are some of the challenges you experience in manufacturing? Is there a possibility of creating "vanilla" products that are made to stock and then customized based on customer demand?

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    At your current company who do you source your raw materials from?
    At my current company which makes plastic toys, the company sources high quality plastic pellets from five different wholesalers. The colors that are missed with the plastic pellet are sourced from three distributors. A special additive that is used to give the toys a unique softness and texture is imported from a dealer in Germany.
    The reason why the firm buys from five different wholesalers is that the demand for plastic pellets is not known to the purchasers. Yet, the purchase personnel are required to ensure that the supply of pellets reaches the premises within ...

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