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**An integrated FANP-MOLP for supplier evaluation and order allocation.**
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Zbl 1205.90051

Summary: In the face of acute global competition, supplier management is rapidly emerging as a crucial issue to any companies striving for business success and sustainable development. To optimize competitive advantages, a company should incorporate “suppliers” as an essential part of its core competencies. Supplier evaluation, the first step in supplier management, is a complex multi-criteria decision-making (MCDM) problem, and its complexity is further aggravated if the highly important interdependence among the selection criteria is taken into consideration. The objective of this paper is to suggest a comprehensive decision method for identifying top suppliers by considering the effects of interdependence among the selection criteria, as well as to achieve optimal allocation of orders among the selected suppliers.

### MSC:

90B06 | Transportation, logistics and supply chain management |

90B15 | Stochastic network models in operations research |

90C29 | Multi-objective and goal programming |

90C70 | Fuzzy and other nonstochastic uncertainty mathematical programming |

### Keywords:

supply chain management (SCM); multi-objective linear programming (MOLP); analytic network process (ANP); fuzzy preference programming (FPP); supplier selection
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\textit{R.-H. Lin}, Appl. Math. Modelling 33, No. 6, 2730--2736 (2009; Zbl 1205.90051)

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