Integration, Backward

This is a form of vertical integration that involves a participant in a supply chain acquiring ownership of an upstream supplier. An example would be a steel mill that used to purchase iron ore from a supplier and then decided to acquire the iron ore supplier in order to secure access to the ore, in the hope of securing some competitive advantage. See also Integration, Vertical.

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