A green supplier selection and evaluation using multicriteria decision analysis

Stratos Kartsonakis, Evangelos Grigoroudis, Nicolae Szirbik

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Abstract

The problem of supplier selection and evaluation is considered as one of the most critical procedures within a company and
has gathered the attention of scholars, particularly in recent studies. Nevertheless, the importance of including
environmental factors to the selection and evaluation of suppliers has received much less attention. Over the last years
though, it has become a matter of great concern, mainly due to the diminishing raw material resources, overflowing waste
sites, and increasing level of pollution. As many factors should be taken into consideration and the complexity is increasing
when the environmental dimension is added multicriteria decision analysis is preferred for these kinds of problems. This
paper presents a new approach where environmental criteria are considered along with the traditional criteria based on the
fuzzy UTASTAR method. The fuzzy UTASTAR method is a preference disaggregation approach that can consider the level of
uncertainty in the examining criteria evaluations. Such an approach may offer a new perspective to the problem of green
supplier selection and evaluation and will be incorporated with a dynamic supplier evaluation system. To test the validity of
the model, the proposed approach is applied in a food industry.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication7th International Symposium and the 29th National Conference on Operational Research (Greece)
Subtitle of host publicationThe contribution of Operational Research, new technologies and innovation in agriculture and tourism: Proceedings
EditorsConstantin Zopounidis
Place of PublicationChania, Crete, Greece
PublisherTziola Publications
Pages105-109
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-618-80361-7-8
Publication statusPublished - Jun-2018
Event7th International Symposium and 29th National
Conference on Operational Research: The contribution of Operational Research, new technologies and innovation in agriculture and tourism
- Crete, Chania, Greece
Duration: 14-Jun-201816-Jun-2018
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Conference

Conference7th International Symposium and 29th National
Conference on Operational Research
Country/TerritoryGreece
CityChania
Period14/06/201816/06/2018
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