Disintermediation is the removal of layers in a supply chain, or ‘cutting out the middleman’. Instead of going through traditional distribution channels that have multiple intermediaries, for example wholesaler, broker, agent or distributor, buyers choose to deal with the manufacturer directly or eliminate other stages in the supply chain. See also Supply Chain.

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With over 800 Procurement specific terms (and growing) you will find everything you need to know or thought you knew about the Procurement function. Our aim is to provide you with a comprehensive list collated from the Comprara Groups hub of training and consulting source materials.The Procurement Glossary has been compiled by industry expert Paul Rogers.