Title: A DCBA-DEA methodology for selecting suppliers with supply risk

Authors: Wai Peng Wong

Addresses: School of Management, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Minden 11800, Penang, Malaysia

Abstract: With dynamic changes in the supply chain environment, suppliers have a tendency to exhibit risk or uncertainties in their performance. As risk increases, there is an associated increase in the amount of data required to monitor and manage the performance. Based on this understanding, a novel data collection budget allocation (DCBA) methodology for measuring and analysing vendor performance with supply risk has been developed. This paper makes contributions in the theoretical, conceptual and practical developments of the methodology. The methodology can quantitatively prioritise data collection efforts and provide a measure for a more accurate efficiency score. This DCBA methodology provides a tool for measuring efficiency in the real environment, which is stochastic in nature.

Keywords: DEA; data envelopment analysis; supplier selection; supply risk; data collection budget allocation; vendor performance; performance measurement; efficiency performance; supply chain management; SCM.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPQM.2011.042510

International Journal of Productivity and Quality Management, 2011 Vol.8 No.3, pp.296 - 312

Published online: 14 Sep 2011 *

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