A party that supplies goods or services. A supplier may be distinguished from a contractor or subcontractor, who commonly adds specialized input to deliverables. Also called vendor.

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  • The supplier was contacted as we wanted to make a change to our order and fortunately they were kind and willing to help.

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  • You need to keep a good relationship with your supplier so they will make sure to help you when you need it.

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  • The main supplier was now out of business, so I was on my own from now on and that mad me really concerned.

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Notable Quotes

  • Suppliers and Customers as a Competitor
    "For the most part, your customers and suppliers should be thought of as your partners. However, you are in competition with your customers and suppliers in the sense that together you have found value and this value must be split in a fixed-sum manner. More for them means less for you (e.g. your suppliers charge you more, or you charge your customers less)."
    - Tom Murcko

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