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Supplier selection using consistent fuzzy preference relations

Chen Y, Chao R...(+2 more)

Expert Systems with Applications, vol. 39, issue 3 (2012) pp. 3233-3240

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Supplier selection is usually involved a multi-criteria evaluation to assist decision-making. This study proposed a simple method for vendor selection. The proposed procedure utilizes the structure of criteria in analytic hierarchy process (AHP) model and employs consistent fuzzy preference relations (CFPR) to construct the decision matrices. The advantage of CFPR is computational simplicity and efficiency. The computation can be done by using an Excel spreadsheet or writing a simple computer program. Also, the CFPR method guarantees the consistency of decision matrices. In this paper, a step-by-step empirical example demonstrates the usage of this proposed method. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Analytic hierarchy process
  • Computational efficiency
  • Computer program
  • Consistent fuzzy preference relation
  • Consistent fuzzy preference relations
  • Decision making
  • Decision matrices
  • Excel spreadsheets
  • Hierarchical systems
  • Multi-criteria
  • Multi-criteria evaluation
  • SIMPLE method
  • Spreadsheets
  • Step-by-step
  • Supplier selection
  • Vendor Selection

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