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Discuss the importance of collaboration in the developing of supply chain inventory strategies. Provide an example.

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In the development of supply chain inventory strategies, collaboration within the various elements or points of the entire supply chain is extremely important for smooth coordination, efficiency and timeliness in movement of goods across the supply chain. For example, ...

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Discusses the importance of collaboration in the development of supply chain inventory strategies.

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4. Using the criteria in table 3.1 in your text, give some specific examples of how customers might evaluate the performance of a supplier. Real life examples from your personal experience are valuable as well if you have any that you would like to share.
5. Discuss the benefits and risks to using volume consolidation and a single supplier.
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Bowersox, D.(2013). Supply Chain Logistics Management. (4th ed). Richard D. Irwin, Inc

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