Accession Number : AD1016776

Title :   Antecedents and Consequences of Supplier Performance Evaluation Efficacy

Descriptive Note : Conference Paper

Corporate Author : Western Kentucky University Bowling Green United States

Personal Author(s) : Hawkins,Timothy ; Gravier,Michael

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Report Date : 30 Apr 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : There are numerous weaknesses associated with industrial buyers collection and use of supplier performance evaluation (SPE) information (a.k.a., past performance information). These weaknesses call into question the efficacy of SPEs. Neither the factors affecting SPE efficacy (i.e., its antecedents) nor the effects of SPE efficacy (i.e., consequences) on suppliers have been empirically explored. Despite the fallibility of SPE schemes, there are no known studies that explore the accuracy of SPEs, nor are there studies examining whether and how inaccurate SPEs affect suppliersspecifically, their performance. The purpose of this research, therefore, is to identify the factors affecting SPE efficacy, then to examine how SPE efficacy, in turn, affects supplier outcomes. This research will employ a mixed method of qualitative interviews and quantitative analysis of survey data collected from suppliers and from assessors of supplier performance.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE