distribution chain

distribution chain
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distribution chain UK US noun [C] (also chain of distribution)
COMMERCE, TRANSPORT the series of businesses or organizations that are involved in transporting, storing, and selling goods to customers. For example, a manufacturer sells the product to a distributor who sells the product to retailers (= stores) that then sell the product to customers: »

Since the company keeps very little inventory, its supply and distribution chains must be perfectly synchronized to fulfill customer orders successfully.

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VAT is collected at every stage in the goods and services chain of distribution.

Compare SUPPLY CHAIN(Cf. ↑supply chain)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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