A two stage approach for supplier selection problem in multi-item/multi-supplier environment with quantity discounts


AYHAN M. B. , KILIÇ H. S.

COMPUTERS & INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING, cilt.85, ss.1-12, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 85
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.cie.2015.02.026
  • Dergi Adı: COMPUTERS & INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.1-12

Özet

Supplier selection, which is the basic process of finding the best supplier/suppliers to procure the items regarding various criteria, is an important decision problem to be studied. It becomes more complicated if there are various items and any supplier cannot provide all types of items individually. Such situations are called multi-item, multi-supplier environments and rarely studied in the literature. In addition, when quantity discounts are also considered, it gets more sophisticated. Although there are several studies dealing with these aspects separately, to the best knowledge of the authors, this study is the first candidate attempting to solve this type of problem with an integrated approach including Fuzzy Analytical Hierarchy Process (F-AHP) and Mixed Integer Linear Programming (MILP) model.