An Evaluation Of The Supplier Selection And Evaluation Process In Zimbabwean Universities

  • Bongani Mushanyuri Bindura University of Science Education
Keywords: Supplier Management


Supplier  selection  and  evaluation  is  fast  becoming  an
important strategic consideration in purchasing and supply.
Suppliers  play  an  influential  role  to  the  overall  success  of the  buying  organisation.  Nowadays,  supplier  selection  is firmly  positioned  as  an  alternative  source  for  competitive advantage  for  organisations  with  regards  to  offering  low cost,  high  quality  products  and  services  or  achieving reliability  to  customers.  As  organisations  become  more dependent  on  suppliers,  the  direct  and  indirect consequences of poor decision making on supplier selection will  become  more  critical.  With  the  increasingly  important role of suppliers in supply chain management, the selection process strategy has changed; other than scanning a series of pricelists only, qualitative, quantitative and environmental criteria have now been incorporated into the process.


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