Title: A decision model for selecting appropriate suppliers

Authors: Reza Farzipoor Saen

Addresses: Department of Industrial Management, Faculty of Management and Accounting, Islamic Azad University – Karaj Branch, Karaj, P.O. Box 31485-313, Iran

Abstract: The objective of this paper is to present a methodology for selecting decision making units (DMUs) in the presence of undesirable outputs and imprecise data. The proposed model is applied in supplier selection problem. A numerical example demonstrates the application of the proposed method.

Keywords: data envelopment analysis; DEA; supplier selection; undesirable outputs; imprecise data; decision making units; DMUs.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAOM.2010.034585

International Journal of Advanced Operations Management, 2010 Vol.2 No.1/2, pp.46 - 56

Published online: 10 Aug 2010 *

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