Suppliers A and C survived the hurdle. Supplier A would receive 45% of the orders and Supplier C would receive 55% of the orders.
Ben’s system provides some assurance that orders are placed with qualified suppliers. The orders are divided between two suppliers, so there is a ready alternative if a strike, fire, or other problem prevents one supplier from performing. The system also rewards suppliers with more orders if they improve performance.
Beagle Clothiers. The weights for the four criteria—price, quality, delivery, and flexibility—should be 0.2, 0.2, 0.2, and 0.4, respectively. The weighted scores are