This article is about the Robinson- Patman Act; which prohibits sellers from setting different prices for competing purchasers of like commodities, except when justified based on differences in volumes or cost of […]
For some reason my browser will not allow me to scroll down and read the article in its entirety. Not sure if anyone else had a similar issue but based on what I know already regarding these topics here are my opinions.
1. I do believe the Robinson – Patnam Act is a good act in most situations simply because it limits corruption, undue influence, and monopolies. Like most laws, however, there are times when it can be used to an extreme and other times when it is ineffective due to a loophole of some sort. Since this act does not prohibit using different sales prices based on volume of sales or bulk purchases, I do not believe it should be a real hindrance to suppliers.
2. I do not believe supply chains are discriminating, I believe they are an essential part to nearly every business. Supply chains demonstrate one of the most important aspects of any business that many people frequently overlook: building and nurturing relationships with those you do business with (customers, suppliers, etc.). Some customers may be valued higher than others but normally this is for a perfectly justifiable reason.