Journal of Asian Business and Economic Studies
Vol. 26(S02) , October 2019, Page 71-100


Supplier selection criteria in Vietnam: A case study in textile and apparel industry
Nong Thi Nhu Mai & Ho Thanh Phong

DOI: 10.24311/jabes/2019.26.S02.03
Abstract
Supplier selection is a significant phase of procurement. However, a little systematic research on supplier selection criteria in the textile and apparel industry has been conducted in Vietnam. The purpose of this study is to identify criteria that constitute to the supplier selection decision of purchasers. An integrated approach involving purposeful sampling and theoretical sampling is used. Qualitative data are collected via expert interviews from 20 companies ranging from spinning to textiles to garments as well as ancillary industries in both southern and northern Vietnam. The data are analyzed using NVIVO 8.0 software. We assume that exploring the extant supplier selection criteria used by Vietnamese textile and apparel companies will contribute to the literature concerning procurement in particular and supply chain management in general.

Keywords
Supplier selection criteria; Procurement; Textile and apparel; Vietnam
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