Title: Application of multi-objective mathematical programming technique for contractor selection

Authors: Ankita Nanda; Srikumar Acharya

Addresses: Institute of Management, Nirma University, Ahmedabad 382481, India ' Department of Mathematics, School of Applied Sciences, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar 751024, India

Abstract: In this paper, a multi-objective mathematical model is formulated for contractor selection problem, which is solved taking into consideration various attributes for supplying goods for a University mess in the hostel. For better mathematical model formulation factors like, past performance, financial status, product return policy, time factors etc. of contractors are considered. In order to illustrate the methodology a case of one University is considered. A mathematical model is also formulated by considering the data of the mess of the University. Finally, it is solved to select appropriate contractors using fuzzy programming method.

Keywords: fuzzy programming method; contractor selection; multi-objective programming problem.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSCIP.2018.092309

International Journal of System Control and Information Processing, 2018 Vol.2 No.3, pp.219 - 235

Received: 13 Sep 2017
Accepted: 10 Nov 2017

Published online: 30 May 2018 *

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