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Title:Effects of Preferred Supplier Programs and TQM on Logistical and Procurement Policies
End Date:June 1995


The objective of this study was to explain the effects of close versus adversarial industrial buyer-supplier relationships on logistical and procurement policies and costs. In the study, a two-firm economic order quantity (EOQ) model was developed that minimized total costs of inspection, inventory, and quality based on joint buyer and supplier costs.

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NDSU Dept 2880P.O. Box 6050Fargo, ND 58108-6050