Title: Modelling and development of decision model for supplier selection in process industry

Authors: P. Pitchipoo, P. Venkumar, S. Rajakarunakaran, K. Muthugurupackiam

Addresses: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kalasalingam University, (Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education), Anand Nagar, Krishnankoil-626 190, Tamil Nadu, India. ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kalasalingam University, (Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education), Anand Nagar, Krishnankoil-626 190, Tamil Nadu, India. ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kalasalingam University, (Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education), Anand Nagar, Krishnankoil-626 190, Tamil Nadu, India. ' Department of Mathematics, Kalasalingam University, (Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education), Anand Nagar, Krishnankoil-626 190, Tamil Nadu, India

Abstract: The selection of appropriate supplier is one of the most critical decisions in the competitive business environment. In this study a decision support model has been developed for supplier selection using analytic hierarchy process by considering both qualitative and quantitative criteria. The proposed model is illustrated with a case study of an electroplating industry to demonstrate the effectiveness of this model. Through the proposed model, it is promising to effectively combine the specialised knowledge, experience and the quantitative data to select the best suppliers.

Keywords: supplier evaluation; supplier selection; analytical hierarchy process; AHP; decision support; modelling; electroplating industry; suppliers.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAET.2011.042359

International Journal of Computer Aided Engineering and Technology, 2011 Vol.3 No.5/6, pp.504 - 516

Published online: 06 Sep 2011 *

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