Title: Supplier selection in supply chain using analytical hierarchy process

Authors: Anilkumar H. Maurya; B.E. Narkhede; Rakesh D. Raut; Akshay S. Shrawge

Addresses: Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI), Matunga, Mumbai – 400 019, India ' Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI), Matunga, Mumbai – 400 019, India ' Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development, Symbiosis Infotech Campus, Plot No. 15, Rajeev Gandhi Infotech Park Hinjewadi, MIDC, Pune – 411057, India ' Supply Chain Management, Siemens Ltd., Thane, Kalwa Works, Thane Belapur Road, P.O. Box 85, Thane 400 601, India

Abstract: Supplier selection is an important constituent in supply chain management. Supply chain management emphasises on evaluation and selection of supplier against multiple criteria rather than cost as a single criteria. Multi criterion includes both qualitative and quantitative criteria. In this paper, we have proposed analytical hierarchy process model, to evaluate and rank the potential supplier, supplying copper component (busbar), to a multinational organisation, engaged in designing, manufacturing and delivering a range of products covering various stages of power transmission and distribution system. AHP is a four step decision analysis model which converts the qualitative factor of supplier transferred into the quantitative measure reliability and a decision making method for ranking alternative course of action when multiple criteria must be considered.

Keywords: supplier selection; supply chain management; SCM; analytical hierarchy process; AHP; qualitative criteria; quantitative criteria; multicriteria decision making; MCDM; copper components; busbars; multinational corporations; MNCs; power transmission.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPQM.2013.052960

International Journal of Productivity and Quality Management, 2013 Vol.11 No.3, pp.357 - 369

Published online: 31 Mar 2014 *

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