An AHP Application in Vendor Selection

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Conference Proceeding

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Finance and Supply Chain Management

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Supplier selection is one of the most crucial activities performed by the organizations because of its strategic importance. A supplier selection problem is a multi-objective problem involving both quantitative and qualitative criteria. Over the years a number of quantitative approaches have been applied to supplier selection problems. Although the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) has previously been implemented in supplier selection problems, in this paper for the first time a comprehensive application of AHP for a real-world case is presented along with sensitivity analysis to choose the best supplier. We proposed an AHP model to choose the best supplier and place the order quantities among them for a construction company.


This article was originally published in International Symposium on the Analytic Hierarchy Process 2005. The full-text article from the publisher can be found here.


International Symposium on the Analytic Hierarchy Process