A rapid method for sustainable supplier selection in pharmaceutical distribution companies under uncertainty circumstance
by Nassibeh Janatyan; Mostafa Zandieh; Akbar Alem Tabriz; Masood Rabieh
International Journal of Procurement Management (IJPM), Vol. 12, No. 5, 2019

Abstract: According to rapid changing in firms' environment, managers have to select suppliers faster to survive in the competitive market. Nowadays, global community expect companies to consider the environmental and social aspects of their decisions. In this study, rapid technique has been used to prioritise suppliers considering three bottom lines of sustainability, i.e., economic, social, and environmental aspects in field of pharmaceutical industry in uncertain conditions. This method is useful for managers to select suppliers rapidly and sustainably in unsure circumstance. In this research, important factors for selecting suppliers have been chosen. By using fuzzy AHP technique in uncertainty circumstance and the automatic clustering of data in decision table via genetic algorithm (to reduce the calculations of decision table), suppliers would be prioritised. This method was tested in Daroupakhsh pharmaceutical distribution company in Iran to prioritise suppliers of Clopidogrel drug.

Online publication date: Mon, 09-Sep-2019

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