The Elements of the Natural Rubber Industry Supply Chain
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This chapter the elements of the natural rubber industry supply chain are presented. This chapter aims to introduce the reader to the physical transformation of rubber and categories of natural rubber products. The common definitions for each rubber supply chain entity and their relevant process are presented along with logistics and marketing activities and decision making. Moreover, supply and demand mechanisms are discussed in order to understand how price is formulated in the natural rubber industry.
KeywordsRubber industry Supply chain management Logistics management Rubber farmer Rubber production Rubber price
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