Vertical Integration (and the Extended Supply Chain)

When a manufacturer owns or controls its suppliers—often with the aim of managing availability, quality, and cost—that’s called vertical integration. While common practice a century ago, vertical integration has fallen out of favor …

It’s Smart — and Green — to Source Locally

Reprinted from Portsmouth Herald / Seacoastonline.com – May 09, 2011 It was announced recently that the state of New Hampshire has partnered with an online sourcing marketplace to make it easier for New Hampshire companies to find local suppliers for … Continued