Authors: Mohammad Azadfallah; Majid Azizi
Addresses: Business Studies and Development Office, Saipa Yadak (Saipa after Sales Services), Iran ' Faculty of Natural Resources, University of Tehran, Iran
Abstract: A review of the supplier selection literature shows that the analytic hierarchy process (AHP) method is one of the most commonly applied methods in practice. However, a major drawback in applying AHP is that the required comparisons rises quadratically with the entities to be compared. In this paper, to resolve this limitation, a new approach is proposed. In the proposed model, the following ways for deriving priorities are suggested: i) decomposition of matrix method; ii) the geometric mean method. The finding in this paper shows that decomposing matrix method results are more reliable than others.
Keywords: group decision making; AHP; analytical hierarchy process; pair wise comparison; supplier selection.
Journal for International Business and Entrepreneurship Development, 2015 Vol.8 No.2, pp.159 - 165
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