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Unformatted text preview: demand that all of your suppliers use Xign? Why or why not?- It would be a good strategy to insist that all vendors participate for the time- and cost-saving reasons set out in the case. - Demanding that all suppliers use Xign would work as long as the hospital had a choice among suppliers (i.e. more than one vendor supplies the same product) - If the hospital has a sole source vendor that refuses to participate, then the hospital would have no choice but to work with them on their terms if they could not locate an alternative vendor- Some vendors might be one-time vendors, or occasional vendors (e.g. a fixed asset purchase or rarely-needed maintenance). It may not be a good idea to set up all such vendors on the system, as the set up costs of the supplier data files would increase the costs of the transaction processing, and the company could end up with an excessively large vendor master file that includes vendors that may never be used again....
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- Spring '09