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A literature review of decision-making models and approaches for partner selection in agile supply chains

Wu, Chong and Barnes, David (2011) A literature review of decision-making models and approaches for partner selection in agile supply chains. Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, 17 (4). pp. 256-274. ISSN 1478-4092

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pursup.2011.09.002

Abstract

The paper reviews the literature on supply partner decision-making published between 2001 and 2011, a period that has seen a significant increase in work published in this field. The progress made in developing new models and methods that can be applied to this task is assessed in the context of the previous literature. Particular attention is given to those methods that are especially relevant for use in agile supply chains. The paper uses a classification framework that enables models intended for similar purposes to be compared and tracked over time. It is also used to identify a number of gaps in the literature. The findings highlight an on-going need to develop methods that are able to meet the combination of qualitative and quantitative objectives that are typically found in partner selection problems in practice.

Item Type:Article
Research Community:University of Westminster > Westminster Business School
ID Code:10127
Deposited On:06 Dec 2011 11:08
Last Modified:06 Dec 2011 11:08

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