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Unformatted text preview: issues and deficits in their global sourcing infrastructure. Another problem many retailers face is their employees lack of knowledge. While some retailers find direct sourcing to be saving them a lot of money, their customers are often times not happy with the quality of the product. Handling produce is much different than anything else. The extra couple dollars for an importer to get the produce on the shelf in a timely manner with great quality is sometimes worth it. c. Which industry professional do you agree with? I tend to agree with Jungmeyer. Direct sourcing is a massive undertaking. An extremely large economy is needed to be a successful at going global. Many retailers are unable to achieve that type of economy. A large, knowledgeable work force is also needed to make direct sourcing successful. I agree with Jungmeyers comment, The trend toward direct buying is going to continue, but I dont see it becoming the de-facto way of doing business....
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This note was uploaded on 10/24/2011 for the course AMTH 108 taught by Professor Chiappari,stephen during the Fall '11 term at Santa Clara.
- Fall '11