chapter  6
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Supply chain structures and relationships

This chapter introduces a number of key concepts relating to purchasing and supply chain relationships, and structures.

After studying the chapter you should be able to:

know the different types of purchasing decision and their characteristics; understand the key processes in the purchase decision; demonstrate understanding of the different types of buyer-supplier

relationships and their relative merits; analyse and evaluate the key issues in purchasing and supply manage-

ment decisions.