Supplier selection is an important issue in food supply chain management (SCM). In previous research, the food industry generally lacks a formal reference approach for supplier’s selection in agricultural products. The key purpose of this study is to develop an integrated fuzzy multiple criteria decision-making (MCDM) model to select supplier. The advantage of this method is its consideration of both qualitative and quantitative criteria, which allows decision makers (DMs) to set multiple segment aspiration levels for supplier selection. In addition, this method will guide DMs to evaluate supplier by taking into account the tangible and intangible resource under firm purchase strategy. A numerical illustration of application is also presented by using a food manufacturer.
Key words: Techniques for order preference by similarity to ideal solution (TOPSIS), multi-segment goal programming (MSGP), supplier selection, supply chain management (SCM), food industry.
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