Title: Investigate an intelligent supplier evaluation system in e-manufacturing

Authors: Jian Chen, Mianhong Wu, Ilias Oraifige

Addresses: Computing and Information School, Shanghai Second Polytechnic University, Jinghai Road 2360, Pudong District, Shanghai, P.R. China. ' School of Technology, University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, DE22 1GB, UK. ' School of Technology, University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, DE22 1GB, UK

Abstract: The supplier evaluation is a key section of the intelligent internet supplier selection and evaluation system. The model used for supplier evaluation is back propagation neural network model which is introduced in the paper. The paper started with the brief introduction of the intelligent internet supplier selection and evaluation system. It provides an outline of the research project and then it concentrated to introduce the application of the BP NN model for supplier evaluation. The application introduced in the paper will include the design of the BP NN model, training of the BP NN model and test results.

Keywords: supplier selection; supplier evaluation; backpropagation neural networks; e-manufacturing; intelligent evaluation; internet manufacturing; online manufacturing.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIMS.2010.033938

International Journal of Internet Manufacturing and Services, 2010 Vol.2 No.3/4, pp.281 - 293

Published online: 05 Jul 2010 *

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