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Trust Issues in Supply Chain Management

Trust Issues in Supply Chain Management
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Author(s): Robert A. Schultz (Woodbury University, USA)
Copyright: 2007
Pages: 3
Source title: Managing Worldwide Operations and Communications with Information Technology
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-929-8.ch267
ISBN13: 9781599049298
EISBN13: 9781466665378


When corporate boundaries become blurred, as they are in contemporary supply chain management, distinctive ethical issues arise. In a traditional market situation, agreement with another company to charge a fixed amount is considered to be collusion or price fixing and to be both illegal and unethical. In a supply chain context, agreements that a supplier charge a fixed amount are essential for vendor managed inventory. Such agreements are not illegal and not regarded as unethical. What is the ethical basis for this difference?

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