A quality assurance‐oriented methodology for handling trade‐offs in supplier selection

A quality assurance‐oriented methodology for handling trade‐offs in supplier selection In an era of global sourcing, the firm’s success often hinges on the most appropriate selection of its suppliers. Supplier selection is sometimes very complicated, owing to a variety of uncontrollable and unpredictable factors which affect the decision. Describes a multiple attribute utility theory based on the use of data envelopment analysis (DEA), aimed at helping purchasing managers to formulate viable sourcing strategies in the changing market place. An application of the methodology using actual data retrieved from a firm operating in the bottling industry is illustrated. DEA has proved to be capable of handling multiple conflicting attributes inherent in supplier selection while simultaneously trading‐off key supplier selection criteria. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management Emerald Publishing

A quality assurance‐oriented methodology for handling trade‐offs in supplier selection

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Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2000 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0960-0035
DOI
10.1108/09600030010318829
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Abstract

In an era of global sourcing, the firm’s success often hinges on the most appropriate selection of its suppliers. Supplier selection is sometimes very complicated, owing to a variety of uncontrollable and unpredictable factors which affect the decision. Describes a multiple attribute utility theory based on the use of data envelopment analysis (DEA), aimed at helping purchasing managers to formulate viable sourcing strategies in the changing market place. An application of the methodology using actual data retrieved from a firm operating in the bottling industry is illustrated. DEA has proved to be capable of handling multiple conflicting attributes inherent in supplier selection while simultaneously trading‐off key supplier selection criteria.

Journal

International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Mar 1, 2000

Keywords: Suppliers; Supply chain; Data envelopment analysis; Quality assurance

References

  • Importer purchase behavior: guidelines for Asian exporters
    Deng, S; Wortzel, L.H
  • Total cost of ownership: an analysis approach for purchasing
    Ellram, L.
  • Vendor selection using interpretative structural modelling (ISM)
    Mandal, A; Deshmukh, S.G
  • An analysis of the supplier selection process
    Verma, R; Pullman, M.E

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