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sup·ply

 (sə-plī′)
tr.v. sup·plied, sup·ply·ing, sup·plies
1. To make available for use; provide: Does the hotel supply towels?
2. To provide something necessary or desired to; furnish or equip: supplied the players with uniforms. See Synonyms at furnish.
3. To have as a necessary or desirable feature: a crime scene that supplied valuable evidence.
4. To fill sufficiently; satisfy: supply a need.
5. To make up for (a deficiency, for example); compensate for.
n. pl. sup·plies
1. The act of supplying: funds for the supply of the expedition.
2. An amount available or sufficient for a given use; stock: Our supply of milk is low.
3. often supplies Materials or provisions stored and dispensed when needed.
4. Economics The amount of a commodity available for meeting a demand or for purchase at a given price.

[Middle English supplien, to help, complete, furnish with additional troops, from Old French soupleer, to fill up, from Latin supplēre : sub-, from below; see sub- + plēre, to fill; see pelə- in Indo-European roots.]

sup·pli′er n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.supplier - someone whose business is to supply a particular service or commoditysupplier - someone whose business is to supply a particular service or commodity
black marketeer - someone who engages illegally in trade in scarce or controlled commodities
bourgeois, businessperson - a capitalist who engages in industrial commercial enterprise
caterer - someone who provides food and service (as for a party)
connection - a supplier (especially of narcotics)
dispenser - a person who dispenses
distributer, distributor - someone who markets merchandise
purveyor - someone who supplies provisions (especially food)
recruiter - someone who supplies members or employees
stockist - one (as a retailer or distributor) that stocks goods
provisioner, sutler, victualer, victualler - a supplier of victuals or supplies to an army
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Translations
dodavatel
leverandør
tavarantoimittaja
dobavljač
供給者
공급하는 사람
leverantör
ผู้จัดหาสิ่งของให้
nhà cung cấp

supplier

[səˈplaɪəʳ] N (Comm) (= distributor) → distribuidor(a) m/f; (= provider) → abastecedor(a) m/f, proveedor(a) m/f
from your usual supplierde su proveedor habitual
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supplier

[səˈplaɪər] nfournisseur m
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supplier

n (Comm) → Lieferant(in) m(f)
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supplier

[səˈplaɪəʳ] n (Comm) → fornitore/trice
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

supplier

مُوَرِّد dodavatel leverandør Lieferant προμηθευτής proveedor tavarantoimittaja fournisseur dobavljač fornitore 供給者 공급하는 사람 leverancier leverandør dostawca fornecedor поставщик leverantör ผู้จัดหาสิ่งของให้ satıcı nhà cung cấp 供应商
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009
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From the big wholesale suppliers down through the salary list to office stationery and postage stamps, he kept the thumb-screws turning.
Well, that is a list of my town suppliers. Now, look at that third name.
Oakshott, 117, Brixton Road, egg and poultry supplier.'"
Alone, I should have been ignorant of the names of these giant growths, but our men of science pointed out the cedars, the great silk cotton trees, and the redwood trees, with all that profusion of various plants which has made this continent the chief supplier to the human race of those gifts of Nature which depend upon the vegetable world, while it is the most backward in those products which come from animal life.
Summary: Supplier management is akin for managing relationships and interactions with external organizations which provide goods and services to our organization.
Buying organisations want to work with suppliers that represent their customer populations, or that help them meet the needs of government contracting regulations.
APQC recently looked at its Open Standards Benchmarking data in procurement to determine how practices aimed at evaluating the capabilities of suppliers affected the procure-to-pay process and procurement efforts overall.
But what will make suppliers decide to compete with their customers or at the very least support the competitors of their customers?
Recently, both scholars and practitioners have begun considering the importance of evaluating suppliers' values in a network context (Ahuja, 2000; Andersson, Forsgren & Holm, 2002; Artto, Eloranta & Kujala, 2008; Carter, Ellram & Tate, 2007; Choi, Dooley & Rungtusanatham, 2001; Choi & Linton, 2011; Greising & Johnsson, 2007; Kesmodel, 2011; Kim, Choi, Yan & Dooley, 2011; Pathak, Day, Nair, Sawaya & Kristal, 2007).
Supplier relationship management (SRM) offers a seemingly comprehensive way to assess and streamline the processes between an enterprise and its suppliers to make them more effective.
Actions supermarkets sometimes take when facing a supply chain interruption for store brand suppliers
Furthermore, the complexity of weapon system parts means that most sustainment suppliers are strategically valuable to the Army.

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