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Title:Supply Chain Management: Implications for Small and Rural Suppliers and Manufacturers
Authors:Christy Geiger, Joel Honeyman, and Frank Dooley
University:North Dakota State University
Publication Date:Mar 1997
Report #:MPC-97-71A
Project #:MPC-130
TRID #:00736952
Keywords:coordination, costs, data sharing, flexibility, industries, interviewing, inventory, logistics, management, organizations, partnerships, physical distribution, rural areas, suppliers, supply chain management
Type:Research Report – MPC Publications



The project objective was to assess and determine whether the logistical practices of small and rural suppliers will allow them the opportunity to successfully participate in an integrated supply chain. The project consists of two steps. First, we identified minimal logistical capabilities a supplier must have to do business with "leading edge" firms in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn. Later the research will determine the capability of small and rural suppliers to apply logistical requirements to their company. This will be done through a combination of expert interviews and mail surveys.

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