Supplier Selection


The concept has been designed to provide business professionals with an understanding of how to evaluate and select the right supplier, organise external resources effectively, and identify and manage the risks associated with external suppliers.

Technique Overview

Supplier Selection Definition

Supplier selection is the process of selecting a supplier to acquire the necessary materials to support the outputs of organisations. Selection of the best and/or the most suitable suppliers is based on assessing supplier capabilities (Shih et al., 2004).

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Supplier Selection references (4 of up to 20) *

  • Aiter, L., Cokay, C. and Gul, G. (2011) Supplier Evaluation and Selection. [Online] Available at: brd4.ort.org.il/~bashkansky/atqe/lectures/AHP/AHP-Saaty/SupplierEvaluation-Selection.ppt [Accessed: 2 January 2012].
  • Business Link. Thinking Strategically When Selecting Suppliers. [Online] Available at: www.businesslink.gov.uk/bdotg/action/layer?topicId=1073920782 [[email protected] 3 January 2012].
  • Chan, F. (2003) Interactive Selection Model for Supplier Selection Process: An Analytical Hierarchy Process Approach. International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 41(15), pp. 3549-3580.
  • Choi, T.Y. and Hartley, J. (1996) An Exploration of Supplier Selection Practices Across the Supply Chain. Journal of Operational Management, Vol.14, pp. 333-343.

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