Title: A framework to enhance the procurement processes based on hybrid approach of FMEA-DEA

Authors: Mohammad Javad Ershadi; Elahe Atashak Maman; Elnaz Atashak Maman

Addresses: Iranian Research Institute for Information Science and Technology (IranDoc), Tehran, Iran ' Islamic Azad University, Central Tehran Branch, Tehran, Iran ' Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran

Abstract: In the present study, the re-engineering of procurement processes, as a crucial process in any organisation, is investigated based on the FMEA-DEA hybrid approach. Using the business process reengineering (BPR) method and holding many meetings with the industry elites, the prime challenges of procurement processes are detected. FMEA method is implemented to assess these challenges and DEA method is also utilised to prioritise them. In addition, the sub-processes of procurement process with higher levels of priority are then selected and the feasibility of using information technology in these sub-processes for tackling the identified problems is investigated. Inappropriate purchase plans, fluctuation of prices for supplied materials and prolongation of the purchase procedure are the main ranked challenges based on the proposed model. Finally, providing a suitable purchase plan, implementing a cost management system, and enhancement of documentation system are the main suggested actions to be executed for improving the procurement process.

Keywords: business process reengineering; BPR; failure mode and effect analysis; FMEA; data envelopment analysis; DEA.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBPSCM.2020.10031446

International Journal of Business Performance and Supply Chain Modelling, 2020 Vol.11 No.2, pp.152 - 175

Accepted: 05 May 2020
Published online: 19 Aug 2020 *

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