Evaluation of Agile Suppliers Using Fuzzy MCDM Approach

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20th International Conference on Circuits, Systems, Communications and Computers (CSCC), Corfu, Greece, 14 - 17 July 2016, vol.76 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 76
  • Doi Number: 10.1051/matecconf/20167602008
  • City: Corfu
  • Country: Greece
  • Galatasaray University Affiliated: Yes


In today's competitive environment, supply chain need to be of high speed and flexibility, i.e., agile. Agility has been proposed as a response to the high levels of complexity and uncertainty in modern markets. It is a business-wide capability that embraces organizational structures, information systems and logistics processes. This study employs the hierarchical fuzzy MCDM algorithm proposed by Karsak and Ahiska for the evaluation of agile suppliers. This algorithm is based on the proximity to the ideal solution concept and it can address the problems containing both crisp and fuzzy data. The application of the decision making method is illustrated through a case study conducted in a privet hospital and the results are analysed.