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The cooperation between suppliers and an agro-industrial slaughterhouse: a measurement tool

João Cuareli Alécio; Alvaro Neuenfeldt Júnior; Julio Siluk; Angélica Alebrant Mendes; Bruna Rigon de Oliveira; Mário Mello

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Abstract: Paper aims: To identify factors to measure the cooperation between an agro-industrial pork slaughterhouse cooperative and input suppliers.

Originality: A performance measurement tool applicable in real-life industry practices related to input suppliers, based on critical success factors.

Research method: The performance measurement tool was calculated based on the analytic hierarchy process (AHP) procedure, constituted by two essential elements, the critical success factors and the key performance indicators, organized in a hierarchical structure. The key performance indicators are used to detail the critical success factors, measuring the supplier’s performance in relation to specific cooperation characteristics.

Main findings: In general, 77% of suppliers are fully or potentially cooperative with an established performance in risk sharing and information sharing factors. For the remaining 23% of suppliers classified as partially cooperatives, suggestions were proposed for changes to be implemented which improve their cooperation level performance. Finally, a direct relation between a low proportion of input discards and a established cooperative performance between suppliers and the analyzed agro-industrial pork cooperative was not verified.

Implications for theory and practice: To provide a performance measurement tool developed with methodological rigor to be used by researchers and agro-industrial pork slaughterhouse cooperative managers to improve the Brazilian pork slaughterhouse supply chain context.


Agro-industrial slaughterhouse, Supply chain management, Critical success factors, Key performance indicators, Analytic hierarchy process


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