Multi-Dimensional Country Evaluation for Global Sourcing Concepts

  • Matthias Klumpp
Part of the Advanced Studies in Supply Management book series (ASSM)


The global sourcing concept is a main value driver in companies from several industries as for example the automotive, the textile or the chemical industry. But increasingly the complexity of such global purchasing decisions is rising as decision criteria today besides the sourcing price also include i.e. quality, social responsibility and general sustainability criteria. Usually on the level of individual suppliers there are no sufficient data and analytical resources to evaluate all these criteria for all individual companies. Also a lack of suitable methods besides the known checklists and scoring systems has to be acknowledged. For this research gap a data envelopment analysis (DEA) for country-level sourcing decisions is outlined by using available index vales of international institutions (UN, World Bank) for 162 countries regarding income level (input), education level, transparency level, health level and human development level (outputs), presenting efficiency values for individual countries.


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