Supplier selection by using a fuzzy approach in just-in-time: A case study


GÜNERİ A. F. , KUZU A.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMPUTER INTEGRATED MANUFACTURING, vol.22, no.8, pp.774-783, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/09511920902741075
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMPUTER INTEGRATED MANUFACTURING
  • Page Numbers: pp.774-783

Abstract

Supplier selection has received extensive attention in the just-in-time approach. Supplier selection and evolution are decisions of strategic importance to companies. Thus, supplier performance evaluation is very important in choosing the right supplier for the right product. In this paper, a method for supplier selection using fuzzy logic was performed. Fuzzy logic enables us to emulate the human reasoning process and make decisions based on imprecise data. The method is based on calculating a fuzzy suitability index for the efficient vendor alternatives, and then ranking the fuzzy indices to select the best supplier alternatives.