Supplier Selection through Analytical Hierarchy Process: A Case Study In Small Scale Manufacturing Organization

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Volume-4 Issue-5                       
Year of Publication : 2013
Authors : Dr. Devendra Singh Verma , Ajitabh pateriya

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Dr. Devendra Singh Verma , Ajitabh pateriya. "Supplier Selection through Analytical Hierarchy Process: A Case Study In Small Scale Manufacturing Organization". International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT). V4(5):1428-1433 May 2013. ISSN:2231-5381. www.ijettjournal.org. published by seventh sense research group.

Abstract

This is an era of highly competitive environment. Small Scale Manufacturing Organizations should be very conscious, while selecting an effective supplier as such it increases the success and effectiveness of an organization. Supplier of a company increases not only its profitability but also its own economic strength. Both qualitative and quantitative factors are involved while selecting a supplier thereby making it a multi criteria decision making problem. So to choose the best supplier, one has to consider both tangible and intangible factors which might conflict. The proposed method involves the selection of criteria which is evaluated with the available literature and informal discussions with various industry professionals and academicians. This is a i mproved hybrid methodology, which uses the AHP for determining the global and local weights of criteria thereby selecting the best supplier. In this article a methodology has been developed using AHP for evaluating and selecting the best supplier for small scale manufacturing organizations.

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Keywords
Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP), supplier selection, qualitative and quantitative criteria.