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Ivey Publishing
Unifine Richardson
Product Number:
9B02D020
Publication Date:
01/10/2003
Revised Date:
11/30/2009
Length:
4 pages
Product Type:
Case (Field)
Source:
Ivey
Unifine Richardson is a food manufacturer with 110 employees. The company's sole supplier of honey announced that effective immediately it was no longer able to supply Chinese honey. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency had rejected the importation of Chinese honey due to recently found traces of an antibiotic chemical. China had provided 20 per cent of the world's honey supply. Faced with escalating prices, issues with customers' preferences and possible product recalls, the purchasing manager must determine the company's next step. International sourcing, supply disruptions, supply chain management and quality issues must be considered.
Issues:
Imports; Quality; Supplier Relations; Purchasing
Disciplines:
International,  Operations Management
Industries:
Manufacturing
Setting:
Canada, Medium, 2002
Intended Audience:
Undergraduate/MBA
Price:
$3.95 CAD / $3.95 USD Printed Copy
$3.40 CAD / $3.40 USD Permissions
$3.40 CAD / $3.40 USD Digital Download
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