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Purchasing and Supply Chain Manage...

6th Edition
Robert M. Monczka + 3 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781285869681
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Purchasing and Supply Chain Manage...

6th Edition
Robert M. Monczka + 3 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781285869681

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Chapter
Section
Chapter 17, Problem 8DQ
Textbook Problem

What are the major differences between a common and a contract carrier? Can a buyer negotiate with a common carrier? Why or why not?

Expert Solution
Summary Introduction

To determine: The difference between a common carrier and contract carrier. Can a buyer negotiate with a common carrier?

Introduction: Transportation is one of the important part for establishing effective supply chain. Proper and timed transportation plays a vital role in implementing new techniques like JIT, lean supply chain. The transportations are done by carriers like common carrier and contract carrier.

Explanation of Solution

Difference between a common carrier and contract carrier.

Common carrier: It serves as a medium for transportation of goods for general or public use. There will be no discrimination on the basis on any rates.

Contract carrier: It is a transportation medium for private purpose or for private organization. These carrier has the power to refuse to work with certain employers...

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