Title: Hybrid supplier selection considering reliability of criteria and importance of assessment values
Authors: Tuan Son Nguyen; Sherif Mohamed; Anisur Rahman; Fahim Tonmoy; Lap Thi Tran; Trung Kien Pham
Addresses: School of Engineering and Built Environment, Griffith University, Australia ' School of Engineering and Built Environment, Griffith University, Australia ' School of Engineering and Built Environment, Griffith University, Australia ' BMT Group, Level 5, 348 Edward Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia ' Hanoi National University of Education, 136 Xuan Thuy Street, Cau Giay, Ha Noi, Vietnam ' Centre for Technology Environmental Treatment, Km 9 An Khanh, Hoai Duc, Ha Noi, Vietnam
Abstract: Supplier selection process is challenged by compiling information from decision-makers who often have different roles within organisations, with competing priorities. This difference in decision-makers' perspectives can introduce bias in the supplier selection process. Evaluation of suppliers is also challenged by decision-makers' inability to provide a precise numerical value reflecting their choices. To address these issues, this paper develops a new supplier selection model that enables a systematic process for aggregating preferences of non-homogeneous decision-makers who use linguistic labels to express their preferences. The model also considers two critical pieces of information: reliability of criteria and importance of assessment values (with respect to their ordering). A case study is used to demonstrate application of the proposed model. The model and its procedure can help managers select the most appropriate supplier that satisfies the organisation's requirements.
Keywords: analytic hierarchy process; AHP; LOWA operator; WOWA operator; supply chain management; SCM; supplier selection.
International Journal of Integrated Supply Management, 2022 Vol.15 No.1, pp.27 - 48
Received: 09 Dec 2020
Accepted: 17 Apr 2021
Published online: 09 Dec 2021 *