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IJEEEE 2012 Vol.2(6): 483-487 ISSN: 2010-3654
DOI: 10.7763/IJEEEE.2012.V2.168

Flexibility Framework for Assessing Supplier Selection

Sara Robaty Shirzad and David Bell

Abstract—This paper focuses on the electronic procurement marketplace and the selection of suppliers, aided by flexibility factors. By judiciously employing decision flexibility and the associated dynamic control amongst autonomous EPM nodes, improvements are possible. Empirical data for this study was collected from pharmaceutical organization in UK using a discrete choice interview and analyzed using grounded theory techniques. The importance of flexibility was highlighted and prioritized with respect to supplier selection.

Index Terms—Electronic procurement marketplace (EPM),flexibility factors, supplier’s selection.

Sara Robaty Shirzad and David Bell are with Brunel University,Information Systems and Computing, London, UK (e-mail:Sara.robaty.shirzad@brunel.ac.uk, David.bell@brunel.ac.uk).

Cite: Sara Robaty Shirzad and David Bell, "Flexibility Framework for Assessing Supplier Selection," International Journal of e-Education, e-Business, e-Management and e-Learning vol. 2, no. 6, pp. 483-487, 2012.

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ISSN: 2010-3654
Frequency: Quarterly (Since 2015)
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Kuan-Chou Chen
Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Lau
Abstracting/ Indexing: Google Scholar, Electronic Journals Library, QUALIS, ProQuest, EI (INSPEC, IET)
E-mail: ijeeee@iap.org
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