q-Rung orthopair fuzzy hypersoft ordered aggregation operators and their application towards green supplier

Khan S., Gulistan M., Kausar N., Pamucar D., Ozbilge E., El-Kanj N.

Frontiers in Environmental Science, vol.10, 2023 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.3389/fenvs.2022.1048019
  • Journal Name: Frontiers in Environmental Science
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, INSPEC, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Keywords: q-rung orthopair fuzzy hypersoft set, decision-making technique, green suppIier seIection, ordered weighted operator, score function
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Green Supply Chain Management (GSCM) is essential to ensure environmental compliance and commercial growth in the current climate. Businesses constantly look for fresh concepts and techniques for ensuring environmental sustainability. To keep up with the new trends in environmental concerns related to company management and procedures, Green Supplier Selection (GSS) criteria are added to the traditional supplier selection processes. This study aims to identify general and environmental supplier selection criteria to provide a framework that can assist decision-makers in choosing and prioritizing appropriate green supplier selection. The development and implementation of decision support systems aimed to solve these difficulties at a rapid rate. In order to manage inaccurate data and simulate decision-making problems. Fuzzy sets introduced by Zadeh, are a useful technique to handle the imperfectness and uncertainty in different problems. Although fuzzy sets can handle incomplete information in different real worlds problems, but its cannot handle all type of uncertainty such as incomplete and indeterminate data. Therefore different extensions of fuzzy sets such as intuitionistic fuzzy, pythagorean fuzzy and q-rung orthopair fuzzy sets introduced to address the problems of uncertainty by considering the membership and non-membership grade. However, these concepts have some shortcomings in the handling uncertainty with sub-attributes. To overcome this difficulties Khan et al. developed the structure of q-rung orthopair fuzzy hypersoft sets by combining q-rung orthopair fuzzy sets with hypersoft sets. A remarkable and beneficial research work is done in the field of q-rung orthopair fuzzy hypersoft sets, and then we think about the application. In this paper, we use the structure of q-rung orthopair fuzzy hypersoft in multi-criteria supplier selection problems. For this, we present aggregation operator to solve multi-criteria decision-making (MCDM) problems with q-rung orthopair fuzzy hypersoft (q-ROFH) information, known as ordered weighted geometric aggregation operator. Since the uncertainty and vagueness is an unavoidable feature of multi-criteria decision-making problems, the proposed structure can be a useful tool for decision making in an uncertain environment. Further, the expert opinions were investigated using the multi-criteria decision-making (MCDM) technique, which helped identify interrelationship and causal preference of green supplier evaluation aspects that used aggregation operators. Finally, a numerical example of the proposed method for the task of Green Supplier Selection is presented.