An Approach to Selecting a Suitable Supplier


Department of Information, TechnologyEngineering, K. N. Toosi, Tehran, Iran


Supplier performance measurement has attracted much attention
from researchers. In the supply chain concept, supplier performance
measurement results reveal the effects of methods and potential
opportunities for selection improvement. Performance measurement is
an indispensable management tool. This paper presents a fuzzy decision
making approach to supplier selection problem. Many quantitative
and qualitative factors such as quality, and flexibility and delivery performance
must be considered to determine suitable suppliers. In this
paper, linguistic values are used to assess the weights for these factors.
Evaluations have been carried out to assess particularly the effects
of suitable suppliers on the supply chain service. An approach to improve
suitable supplier performance in an unsuitable environment has
been analyzed.