Supplier Selection Processes: A Case Study in a Chinese Dairy Company

  • Xuanyi RenEmail author
  • Luisa Huaccho Huatuco
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 52)


This research studies the supplier selection process in a company in the Chinese Dairy Industry. The literature review includes the food supply chain, the frameworks and models of supplier selection, the selection methods and sourcing strategies. A case study methodology including seven interviews with managers and employees was carried out. This paper discusses the similarities and differences between the research findings and literature review. It suggests the company extends the time period of the field trips to visit its potential suppliers, in order to obtain sufficient and reliable information for conducting supplier selection processes.


Supplier selection process Case study Chinese dairy company 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Leeds University Business SchoolUniversity of LeedsLeedsUK
  2. 2.The York Management SchoolUniversity of YorkYorkUK

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