The Jolly Company sells candy and issued an RFQ to purchase a line of chocolates that are made do their specifications. After inspecting the samples for quality, the following results were determined for the three suppliers (Supplier X, Supplier Y, and Supplier Z), as presented in Table 1 (below).
Quality rating were determined by the look and taste of the samples. The quality of the samples from Supplier X, the low-cost supplier, did not taste and look nearly as good as those from Supplier Y and Z. The prices quoted per pound were as follows: Supplier X is $8.40, Supplier Y is $9.00, and Supplier Z is $9.40 per pound.
Table 1: Results for Three Suppliers (X, Y, and Z)
Supplier X |
Supplier Y |
Supplier Z |
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Criteria |
Weight |
Rating |
Score |
Rating |
Score |
Rating |
Score |
Price Quality Delivery Reliability Customer Service |
60% 20 10 10 |
5 2 3 2 |
4 5 4 5 |
3 5 3 4 |
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Total Score |
100% |
Inquiries
1)
Total weighted score for supplier X = .6*5+.2*2+.1*3+.1*2 = 3.9
Total weighted score for supplier Y = .6*4+.2*5+.1*4+.1*5 = 4.3
Total weighted score for supplier Z = .6*3+.2*5+.1*3+.1*4 = 3.5
2)
Total weighted score of supplier Y is the highest.
Therefore, based on the scores, supplier Y should be selected.
3)
Supplier X has quoted the lowest price. However, it is still not a recommended choice, because its rating in terms of quality, customer service and delivery reliability are low compared to that of supplier Y. Therefore, considering the overall impact of all the four factors according to their respective weightages, supplier Y should be selected instead of X
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