Would Large Companies Establish Integrated Relationships with Small Suppliers

Question

When it would be most advantageous for large companies like Procter & Gamble, IBM, and/or Ford Motor Company to develop integrated relationships with smaller suppliers. Would the same rules for integrated relationship development also apply to customers? Why or why not?  Stay focused on the question -- WHEN would it be most advantageous for the companies to develop integrated relationships with smaller suppliers?  Look at the types of channel relationships listed in your text (beginning on p. 206) and it will help you to answer the question.  You should also think about the resources needed to develop integrated relationships.

1. Explain the concept of channel conflict (first you need to also define the term "marketing channel". Answer should answer ALL questions completely and thoroughly, 3-4 paragraphs.

Summary

The question belongs to Marketing and it is about Channel Relationships and Conflicts. The question is whether or not it is viable for large companies to establish integrated relationship with small suppliers. The advantages and disadvantages of maintaining integrated relationships with small suppliers has been given in accordance with channel relationships and conflicts.

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