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  • Supplier Selection for Framework Agreements in Humanitarian Relief 

    Authors:Balcik, Burcu; Ak, Deniz
    Publisher and Date:(Wiley-Blackwell, 2014)
    In this study we consider the supplier selection problem of a relief organization that wants to establish framework agreements (FAs) with a number of suppliers to ensure quick and cost-effective procurement of relief supplies in responding to sudden-onset disasters. Motivated by the FAs in relief practice we focus on a quantity flexibility contract in which the relief organization commits to purchase a minimum total quantity from each framework supplier over a fixed agreement horizon and in return ...