This paper aims to show the relationships between the number of suppliers, the frequency and cost of disruption whilst not necessarily pointing out to causation. The paper focusses on the general influence of the number of suppliers whilst not stating specifically which particular level affects the frequency and cost of disruption the most. Further studies are required to fully examine the relationship of an organisation’s number of suppliers with other factors. Nonetheless, this study is a good starting point for better quantitative analysis of this data set.
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