Title: Implementation of lean and green supply chain in medium scale automobile industries using AHP, VIKOR and fuzzy VIKOR

Authors: P. Parthiban; S.N. Sathiya Narayana; R. Dhanalakshmi

Addresses: Department of Production Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli-620 015, India ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Jayaram College of Engineering and Technology, Tiruchirappalli-621 014, India ' Department of Computer Science and Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Karaikal, Puducherry – 609 609, India

Abstract: For several years the manufacturing industry has been thriving in India and one among this is the automobile industry. Since there is an increasing demand, several industries have adopted various techniques to thrive in this field. This project concentrates on the implementation of the lean and green supply chain in the medium scale automobile industries. The critical factors are found out based on experts' opinion and inferences through questionnaires sent to the industries. The importance and the levels of the factors are taken from interpretive structural modelling. Using these levels, the critical weights of each factor are obtained through analytic hierarchy process (AHP). The critical weights are used in VIKOR and fuzzy VIKOR, to find out the performance of the industries. The questionnaires are used for obtaining the critical factors and for the input in VIKOR and fuzzy VIKOR to rank the industries, and thus further improvements can be made.

Keywords: lean and green supply chain; analytic hierarchy process; AHP; VIKOR; fuzzy VIKOR.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIS.2020.10027357

International Journal of Business Information Systems, 2022 Vol.39 No.4, pp.532 - 549

Received: 30 May 2019
Accepted: 08 Jun 2019

Published online: 16 May 2022 *

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