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Using supplier selection sub-criteria: selected illustrative demographic analyses

Using supplier selection sub-criteria: selected illustrative demographic analyses This study examines, through selected illustrative demographic analyses and by focusing on the sub-criteria for quality, delivery, price and service, if there are differences in the levels of importance that companies attribute to supplier selection sub-criteria. It further explores if the relative importance of pertinent selection sub-criterion will be inadvertently missed or overemphasised had the sub-criterion been excluded or is aggregated with other sub-criteria for different type and size of the vendor firm. Our analyses show that manufacturing companies consider only ‘cost reduction plans’ and almost all of the ‘quality’ sub-criteria significantly more important than the non-manufacturing firms. While ‘lead time’ is more important for non-manufacturing firms, there are no differences in the consideration on the ‘service’ sub-criteria. There are significant differences in six sub-criteria (3 in quality, 1 in cost, 1 in delivery, and 1 in service) between large and small firms. Managerial implications of the findings are outlined. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Business Performance and Supply Chain Modelling Inderscience Publishers

Using supplier selection sub-criteria: selected illustrative demographic analyses

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Publisher
Inderscience Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. All rights reserved
ISSN
1758-9401
eISSN
1758-941X
DOI
10.1504/IJBPSCM.2014.058897
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Abstract

This study examines, through selected illustrative demographic analyses and by focusing on the sub-criteria for quality, delivery, price and service, if there are differences in the levels of importance that companies attribute to supplier selection sub-criteria. It further explores if the relative importance of pertinent selection sub-criterion will be inadvertently missed or overemphasised had the sub-criterion been excluded or is aggregated with other sub-criteria for different type and size of the vendor firm. Our analyses show that manufacturing companies consider only ‘cost reduction plans’ and almost all of the ‘quality’ sub-criteria significantly more important than the non-manufacturing firms. While ‘lead time’ is more important for non-manufacturing firms, there are no differences in the consideration on the ‘service’ sub-criteria. There are significant differences in six sub-criteria (3 in quality, 1 in cost, 1 in delivery, and 1 in service) between large and small firms. Managerial implications of the findings are outlined.

Journal

International Journal of Business Performance and Supply Chain ModellingInderscience Publishers

Published: Jan 1, 2014

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