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Fuzzy AHP–GOAL Programming Approach for a Supplier Selection Problem


Year of publication


Published in

Research in Logistics & Production

Journal year: 2015 | Journal volume: vol. 5 | Journal number: no. 3

Article type

scientific article

Publication language


  • supplier selection
  • fuzzy AHP
  • goal programming

EN This paper presents an integrated evaluation approach for decision support enabling effective supplier selection and ordering processes in textile industry. The integrated evaluation method in this study includes two phases that consist of fuzzy AHP and goal programming approaches. Supplier evaluation and selection is a multi-criterion decision problem which includes both qualitative and quantitative factors. That’s why; firstly, linguistic variables expressed in trapezoidal fuzzy numbers are applied to assess weights and ratings of supplier selection criteria. Then a hierarchy multiple model based on fuzzy set theory is expressed and the geometric mean method of Buckley is used to aggregate pair wise comparisons. Finally, a goal programming model is built using the goals about coefficients of suppliers, total ordering cost, number of wrong deliveries, total delivery cost under the constraints of required minimum and maximum number of orderings and acceptable quality cost levels of each supplier and demand constraint of the product.

Pages (from - to)

271 - 285

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