The relationships between buyer and supplier vary tremendously. On the one hand, it is possible to have a single isolated delivery and, on the other, a constant stream of deliveries, repeated daily for long periods. In between these extremes every conceivable variation is possible. A client order for the one is at the same time a supplier order for the other. A breakdown of the buyer-supplier relationship into its basic components is described in the following sections.


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© J. J. Verzijl 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. J. Verzijl
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  1. 1.N.V. Philips’ GloeilampenfabriekenEindhovenThe Netherlands

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