Practice and promise of formal supplier selection: a study of four empirical cases

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In this paper an experimental study of formal decision-making models for supplier selection is described. Attention is paid to all phases of the supplier selection process: the recognition of the need for a new supplier, the formulation of decision criteria, the qualification of suitable candidates and final selection. It appears from the experiments that formal decision models may prove to be useful in various ways throughout the whole supplier selection process and in different purchasing situations.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)109-118
JournalJournal of purchasing and supply management
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2003


  • Supplier selection
  • Decision models
  • IR-75491

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