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1 Discuss the optimal method for procuring inputs

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1 Discuss the optimal method for procuring inputs that well-defined and measurable quality specifications and require highly specialized investments. What are the primary advantages and disadvantages of acquiring inputs through this means? Give an example not used in the textbook that uses this method of procurement.;3 Identify weather each of the following transactions involves spot exchange, contract, or vertical integration.;a Barnacle, Inc., has a legal obligation to purchase 2 tons of structural steel per week to manufacture conveyor frames;b Exxon-Mobil uses the oil extracted from its wells to produce raw polypropylene, a type of plastic;c Boat Lifts R Us purchases generic AC motors from a local distributor.;d Kaspar Construction-a home building contractor- purchases 50 pounds of nails from the local Home Depot.;5 Identify the type of specialized investment that each of the following situations requires.;a You hire an employee to operate a machine that only your company uses.;b An aerosol canning company designs a filling line that can be used only for a particular firm?s products.;c A company builds a manufacturing facility across the street from a primary buyer

 

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