Journal of Supply Chain Management

Article Index - Results


A valuable reference tool, the Article Index is a comprehensive list of articles that have appeared in the Journal of Supply Chain Management (formerly International Journal of Purchasing and Materials Management, Journal of Purchasing & Materials Management and Journal of Purchasing). Articles are organized by subject for easy locating and study.

Journal Article Index
Term selected: Supplier Performance Evaluation

  • "A Multi-Criteria Group Decisionmaking Model for Supplier Rating" Members Only Content, Vol. 38, No. 4 (Fall 2002), p. 22.

    An important problem in decision analysis is the evaluation of the difference between two or more different rankings for a set of alternatives. A novel model based on the aggregation technique for combining group member's preferences into one consensus ranking is suggested in this article. The model developed may be used to develop consensus and evolve ranking of alternatives. The application of the model is demonstrated through a case for supplier rating. The advantages of the proposed approach are also highlighted.
  • A Total System for Measuring Delivery Performance, Vol. 13, No. 3 (Fall 1977), p. 22.

    This article is not available online.
  • A Vendor Delivery Rating Model, Vol. 14, No. 3 (Fall 1978), p. 12.

    This article is not available online.
  • An Analysis of Vendor Selection Systems and Decisions, Vol. 2, No. 1 (Winter 1966), p. 5.

    This article is not available online.
  • Educational Buyers' Perceptions of Vendor Attributes, Vol. 16, No. 4 (Winter 1980), p. 25.

    This article is not available online.
  • Evaluating Vendors' Distribution Service, Vol. 12, No. 2 (Summer 1976), p. 13.

    This article is not available online.
  • How Interfacing Departments Rate Vendors, Vol. 14, No. 2 (Summer 1978), p. 30.

    This article is not available online.
  • Influences on the Design and Use of Vendor Performance Rating Systems, Vol. 12, No. 4 (Winter 1976), p. 31.

    This article is not available online.
  • "Measuring the Performance of Suppliers: An Analysis of Evaluation Processes" Members Only Content, Vol. 38, No. 1 (Winter 2002), p. 29.

    In the past, commonly used supplier evaluative criteria have focused on quality, service or delivery, and price. In recent years, the channels literature has indicated other areas, such as relationship factors, that may affect channel partner performance; yet, no known research has examined either the extent of formal supplier evaluation programs or the factors currently used in channel evaluation. The purpose of this research is to fill that void by determining the number of firms that have systematic evaluation systems and to examine the currently used supplier evaluation instruments - with a focus on whether or not channel relationship factors are considered - from a wide cross-section of industries. Findings indicate that less than half of the responding firms have a formal supplier evaluation process in place, and that quality, supplier certification, facilities, continuous improvements, physical distribution factors, and channel relationship factors were the factors most commonly included in supplier evaluation programs.
  • Quantitative Vendor Evaluation, Vol. 12, No. 1 (Spring 1976), p. 19.

    This article is not available online.
  • Scaling Evaluative Criteria and Supplier Performance Estimates in Weighted Point Prepurchase Decision Models, Vol. 27, No. 1 (Winter 1991), p. 27.

    This article is not available online.
  • "Supplier Evaluation and Rationalization via Data Envelopment Analysis: An Empirical Examination" Members Only Content, Vol. 37, No. 3 (Summer 2001), p. 28.

    Strategic evaluation of supplier performance assists firms in improving their operations across a variety of dimensions. Specifically, it aids in supplier process improvement, which in turn enhances firm performance, allows for optimal allocation of resources for supplier development programs, and assists managers in restructuring their supplier network based on performance. In order to address these issues, this article proposes a methodology for effective supplier performance evaluation based on data envelopment analysis (DEA), a multi-factor productivity analysis technique. The efficiencies derived from the DEA model are utilized in conjunction with managerial performance ratings in identifying supplier clusters, which are categorized into high performers and efficient (HE), high performers and inefficient (HI), low performers and efficient (LE), and low performers and inefficient (LI). Effective benchmarks from the HE cluster are identified for improving the operations of suppliers in the HI, LE, and LI clusters. Finally, managerial insights and implications from the study are discussed.
  • Supplier Evaluations: The Role of Communication Quality, Vol. 43, No. 3 (Summer 2007), p. 16.

    Although manufacturers communicate supplier evaluations in order to influence the supplier, little is known about the role of communication quality from the suppliers’ perspective and its impact on suppliers’ performance. Using structural equation modeling and data collected from 138 automotive suppliers, the results suggest that the evaluation content and frequency have an impact on communication quality and suppliers’ commitment. Surprisingly, frequent communication of strategic criteria was insignificant or negative. In addition, commitment of suppliers to the buying organization mediated the relationship between communication quality and supplier’s performance.
  • Supplier Management Evaluation, Vol. 3, No. 1 (Winter 1967), p. 28.

    This article is not available online.
  • Supplier Performance Measures and Practices in JIT Companies in the U.S. and the U.K., Vol. 27, No. 4 (Fall 1991), p. 24.

    This article is not available online.
  • Supplier Turnover Rate as a Purchasing Measurement Tool, Vol. 14, No. 1 (Spring 1978), p. 16.

    This article is not available online.
  • The Determinants of Vendor Selection: The Evaluation Function Approach, Vol. 4, No. 3 (Summer 1968), p. 29.

    This article is not available online.
  • U.S. Sourcing from Low-Cost Countries: A Comparative Analysis of Supplier Performance, Vol. 43, No. 4 (Fall 2007), p. 16.

    Given the increase in sourcing from low-cost countries (LCCs), it is important to assess relative supplier performance across these regions. This work investigates the comparative performance of LCC suppliers on 14 operational indicators of international sourcing and supply chain performance. Using survey methods, the study addresses these two questions: (1) How do the LCC regions of Asia, the Western Hemisphere and Europe compare in terms of the 14 operational indicators?; and (2) How do LCC nations within these three regions compare with regard to the 14 operational indicators? Perceived differences exist among the regions of Asia, the Western Hemisphere and Europe, as well as among the LCC nations of these three regions. However, no one region outperforms the others, and no one nation outperforms the others, on all 14 operational indicators investigated. Accordingly, this study also identifies the key areas of comparative advantage and disadvantage that each LCC region and each LCC nation presents in its relationship with U.S. buying firms.
  • Using Vendor Capacity Planning in Supplier Evaluation, Vol. 24, No. 1 (Spring 1988), p. 23.

    This article is not available online.
  • Vendor Evaluation Using Cluster Analysis, Vol. 5, No. 3 (Summer 1969), p. 49.

    This article is not available online.
  • Vendor Rating and Credit Rating: A Comparison and Analysis, Vol. 4, No. 3 (Summer 1968), p. 54.

    This article is not available online.
  • Vendor Rating Using Military Standards 105D, Vol. 11, No. 4 (Winter 1975), p. 30.

    This article is not available online.
  • "Vendor Selection Using Principal Component Analysis" Members Only Content, Vol. 36, No. 2 (Spring 2000), p. 63.

    Purchasing managers need to periodically evaluate supplier performance in order to retain those suppliers which meet their requirements in terms of several performance criteria. The evaluation element typically consists of identifying the attributes, criteria, or factors relevant to the decision and then measuring or rating each vendor by considering each of the relevant factors. A critical part of the overall supplier selection process Is the determination of the relative importance of each of the factors. This article presents an alternative decision model to evaluate the relative performance of suppliers that have multiple outputs and inputs. This approach is based on a multivariate statistical method, principal component analysis, that uses information obtained from eigenvalues to combine different ratio measures defined by every input and every output. The method has been employed to aggregate multiple performance measures for a real-world data set of suppliers of a medium-sized firm operating in the bottling machinery industry.