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Supply Chains and Distribution Channels

Great news! Your concept passed initial testing and went on to more  rigorous, quantitative testing. The results there were promising and  you’ve decided to launch the new product! Now, you need to identify  potential suppliers and distribution partners.

For this assignment, create a 5-6 page paper that contains the following information:

  1. In 1-2 pages, create a list of at least three potential suppliers  and describe what they would do for your company (preferably using  real-life suppliers, but you may use fictitious names if you can’t  locate an existing company that supplies that material).
  2. In 1-2 pages, create a list of at least three potential channel  partners and describe what they would do for your company (wholesalers,  retailers, etc.).
  3. Using the companies listed in your supplier list, create a diagram  of suppliers that traces your offering back to its raw materials.
  4. Using the companies listed in your channel partner list, create a  flowchart that shows at least three potential pathways to get your  product to the consumer.
  5. Include a ½-page write-up that discusses the value that each  supplier and channel partner contributes to the development and  distribution of your offering.

Proofread your final assignment for correct spelling, grammar, and  punctuation. For more information about APA, please visit the Online Library, which is available through the Resources tab.

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