Title: Supplier selection by F-compromise method: a case study of cement industry of NE India

Authors: Krishnendu Mukherjee; Bijon Sarkar; Ardhendu Bhattacharyya

Addresses: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Budge Budge Institute of Technology, Kolkata-700137, India ' Department of Production Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata-700032, India ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, JIS College of Engineering, Kalyani, Nadia, West Bengal-741235, India

Abstract: In this paper, we initially conducted a brief review of supplier selection methods to find most cited multi-criteria decision making method, present trend of supplier selection and most cited criteria for supplier selection. Our study reveals that irrespective of several limitations of analytic hierarchy process (AHP), AHP and its integrated model is most preferred supplier selection method. Present research trend of supplier selection gives more emphasises on multiple sourcing instead of single sourcing. Based on our initial study, a suitable integrated model is proposed. In this integrated model, fuzzy analytic hierarchy process (FAHP) and VIKOR (VlseKriterijumska Optimizacija I Kompromisno Resenje; in Serbian) is used to select suppliers from a predefined supplier base. Multi-objective genetic algorithm (MOGA) is used further to allocate order among suppliers. Finally, a case study is discussed to use proposed method.

Keywords: supplier selection; fuzzy AHP; analytical hierarchy process; FAHP; VIKOR; multi-objective genetic algorithms; MOGA; India; cement industry; multicriteria decision making; MCDM; suppliers.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCSYSE.2013.052586

International Journal of Computational Systems Engineering, 2013 Vol.1 No.3, pp.162 - 174

Published online: 26 Jul 2014 *

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