A Review for Supplier Selection Criteria and Methods
Supplier selection is a multicriteria problem which includes both qualitative and quantitative factors. In order to select the best suppliers it is necessary to make a Trade off between these tangible and intangible factors.It has been well focused by Dickson since 1966. Dickson ranked the importance and placed 23 criteria of purchasing agents and managers. Weber et al. reviewed 74 articles from 1966 to 1991 concerning supplier selection criteria and methods. In this study, we have collected 49 articles from 1992 to 2007 and made a review according to Weber et al.’s method. Supplier selection criteria both in Dickson’s 23 criteria and new developed ones are reviewed and compared with Weber et al.’s (1991) study. Supplier selection methods are summarized. Finally, conclusions future research is presented.
Keywordsselection of supplier methods and criteria SCM
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