Good day,
I invite you to participate in a research study entitled: INVESTIGATING THE EXTENT OF SUPPLY CHAIN INTEGRATION: THE CASE OF SMES IN ETHEKWINI. I am a Bachelor of Commerce Honours student at the Management College of Southern Africa, and I am in the process of writing my research report as a requirement for this programme. The purpose of the research is to determine the extent of supply chain integration among SMEs in the eThekwini Metropolitan area.

Studies have shown that greater integration between internal functions and between suppliers and customers leads to greater business performance. The enclosed questionnaire has been designed to collect information on your socio-demographic profile and supply chain integration characteristics.

Your participation is completely voluntary and you may withdraw from the research process at any point in time. There are no known risks of participation in this study. Your answers will be kept confidential and anonymous. No one other than the researcher and data analysts will have access to your data.

If you consent to participate in this research, please answer the questions in the enclosed questionnaire as best you can. It should take you approximately 10 minutes to complete.

Please feel free to contact the researcher, Mr. Merlin Brauns on +27 83 414 9100, should you have any queries regarding the research project.

Thank you for your assistance in this important endeavour.

Sincerely yours,

Merlin Brauns
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