AbstractsBusiness Management & Administration

Better supplier managemet for supermarket chains in China : Case study of Beiguo Supermarket

by Yang Zheng

Institution: Hämeen ammattikorkeakoulu
Year: 2013
Record ID: 1142802
Full text PDF: http://www.theseus.fi/handle/10024/63490


The aim of this thesis is to search for reasonable solutions of supplier management for Beiguo Supermarket, a typical local supermarket chain located in Hebei, China. In order to give recommendations at the end of this thesis, the related theory is analyzed including purchasing process and organization and supplier management. The supermarket chain is defined. Last but not least, the step of doing analytic hierarchy process which is used in the recommendation part to finalize the solution is introduced. A part from the analytic hierarchy process, other research methods usedare desk research, comparative analysis approach and interview. The resourcesof desk research were mostly related book and theses in Chinese language since the commissioning company is in China. In the comparative analysis approach, current situation of supplier management in Wal-Mart was analyzed to use as a benchmark for the commissioning company. Interviews were conducted to get to know more about the current situation in the commissioning company and knowledge in this particular field. In the recommendation, the suggestions provided set up the platform for supplier information management, establishing the process of supplier selection and building a system for supplier assessment. Details are planned for the commissioning company.