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Bridgewater Engineering Company (BECO), a privately held machine shop, makes hea

Bridgewater Engineering Company (BECO), a privately held machine shop, makes heavy-duty machinery for factory assembly lines. It sells its presses, grinders, and milling equipment using a few inside salespeople and telephones. It buys its raw materials and supplies from a variety of steel mills and small-parts fabricators located around the world. BECO’s president, Tom Dalton, has hired you as aconsultant and would like your advice regarding how best to share information with the company’s suppliers. Tom would like to connect…