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Manufacturing purchasing specialists should evaluate each supplier source to ensure that it meets the organization’s objectives for continuity, financing, efficiency, reliability, and risk management.

B2B Purchasing is Smarter Than B2C. Here’s Why.

The convenience of e-commerce carries risks to product quality, availability, and reliability. Skilled procurement has become an essential function in modern manufacturing.

Business-to-consumer online marketplaces might seem like a good place for a manufacturing company to shop for supplies. After all, it’s the same place you can get the best prices on smartphone earbuds, Christmas gifts, or even paper towels for your kitchen. Shouldn’t you also be able to get the cheapest prices on the parts and supplies you need for manufacturing?

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