Supplier selection by the pair of nondiscretionary factors-imprecise data envelopment analysis models

R. Farzipoor Saen*

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Abstract

Discretionary models for evaluating the efficiency of suppliers assume that all criteria are discretionary, that is, controlled by the management of each supplier and varied at its discretion. These models do not assume supplier selection in the conditions that some factors are nondiscretionary. The objective of this paper is to propose a new pair of nondiscretionary factors-imprecise data envelopment analysis (NF-IDEA) models for selecting the best suppliers in the presence of nondiscretionary factors and imprecise data. A numerical example demonstrates the application of the proposed method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1575-1582
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the Operational Research Society
Volume60
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2009

Keywords

  • Imprecise data envelopment analysis
  • Nondiscretionary factors
  • Supplier selection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Marketing

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