Title: Developing an imprecise-WPF-SBM-undesirable model for supplier selection

Authors: Majid Azadi; Reza Farzipoor Saen

Addresses: Faculty of Management and Economics, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Tehran 14778-93855, Iran. ' Faculty of Management and Accounting, Department of Industrial Management, Islamic Azad University, Karaj Branch, P.O. Box 31485-313, Karaj, Iran

Abstract: Selection of appropriate suppliers is one of the important strategies for enhancing the quality of output of any company, which has a direct effect on the company's reputation. Worst practice frontier-slack-based measure (WPF-SBM) model is one of the new model in data envelopment analysis. In this paper, imprecise data envelopment analysis approach and undesirable outputs are used to develop WPF-SBM model. Then, the proposed model is applied for a supplier selection problem. A numerical example demonstrates the application of the proposed model.

Keywords: supplier selection; SCM; supply chain management; IDEA; imprecise DEA; data envelopment analysis; WPF-SBM; worst practice frontier; slack-based measure; desirable output; undesirable output.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIR.2012.049487

International Journal of Business Innovation and Research, 2012 Vol.6 No.6, pp.597 - 614

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 05 Oct 2012 *

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