An integrated fuzzy multi-criteria group decision-making approach for green supplier evaluation

Buyukozkan G.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRODUCTION RESEARCH, cilt.50, sa.11, ss.2892-2909, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 50 Konu: 11
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/00207543.2011.564668
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.2892-2909


Purchasing is one of the most vital functions within a company and supplier performance evaluation is one of the most important business processes of the purchasing function. Traditionally, companies have considered factors such as price, quality, flexibility, etc. while evaluating suppliers. However, environmental pressures urge them to consider green issues. This study proposes a decision model for supplier performance evaluation by considering various environmental performance criteria. An integrated, fuzzy group decision-making approach is adopted to evaluate green supplier alternatives. More precisely, a fuzzy analytic hierarchy process (AHP) is applied to determine the relative weights of the evaluation criteria and an axiomatic design (AD)-based fuzzy group decision-making approach is applied to rank the green suppliers. Finally, a case study is given to demonstrate the potential of the methodology.