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distribution chain

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