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Supplier Innovation: Finding the Perfect Balance between Collaboration, Flexibility and Risk

Published: 07 January 2013

ID: G00352280

Analyst(s): Geraint John

Summary

Deeper engagement and more collaborative relationships with key suppliers are vital sources of innovation and competitive advantage for manufacturers and retailers. But opportunities are not risk-free. This report details four key risks companies need to consider when developing closer ties.

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