Int. J. of Industrial and Systems Engineering   »   2014 Vol.18, No.3

 

 

Title: A supplier selection problem in petrochemical industry using common weight data envelopment analysis with qualitative criteria

 

Authors: Ali Ahmadi Bafrooei; Hassan Mina; Seyed Farid Ghaderi

 

Addresses:
Group of Management Science and Accounting, Islamic Azad University of Iranshahr, P.O. Box 42135-5574, Iran
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Tehran, P.O. Box 11155-4563, Kargar Shomali St., Tehran, Iran
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Tehran, P.O. Box 11155-4563, Kargar Shomali St., Tehran, Iran

 

Abstract: In comparison to other organisations and firms, supplier selection is much more critical in petrochemical industry and it is more emphasised in Iran for some especial condition of country. As the selection procedure is very complicated, it is required to make it easy while the accuracy is maintained. In this paper a supplier selection problem in petrochemical industry with qualitative criteria, which is more comfortable for organisation to map their vision about suppliers, and a new critical criterion which is called executive capabilities is presented. This criterion is based on the experiments of authors and other experts in the scope of petrochemical industry. In order to handle the qualitative criteria and have a fair comparison of alternatives, a common weight DEA-MCDA model is applied to rank the suppliers. The primary results show the importance of new criterion in selection of suppliers in the field of petrochemical industry.

 

Keywords: industrial engineering; supplier selection; multicriteria decision analysis; MCDA; common weight DEA; petrochemical industry; data envelopment analysis; Iran; supplier ranking.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJISE.2014.065542

 

Int. J. of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2014 Vol.18, No.3, pp.404 - 417

 

Available online: 29 Oct 2014

 

 

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