Supplier Selection in a Manufacturing Environment

  • Rodrigo Villanueva-PonceEmail author
  • Jaime Romero-González
  • Giner Alor-Hernández


Suppliers evaluation and selection processes are key elements in Supply Chain Management, because the right selection reduces costs, improves quality and promotes long term relationships between companies increasing supply chain competitiveness. Supplier evaluation and selection processes have been studied extensively in the past years providing help to the researchers and decision makers. This chapter presents the multi-criteria decision making (MCDM) techniques, the most used attributes in supplier selection and the description of two MCDM techniques that are useful in the selection process.


Supply chain Supplier selection process Multicriteria supplier selection 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rodrigo Villanueva-Ponce
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jaime Romero-González
    • 1
  • Giner Alor-Hernández
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Engineering and TechnologyAutonomous University of Ciudad JuarezCiudad JuárezMexico
  2. 2.Division of Research and Postgraduate StudiesInstituto Tecnológico de OrizabaOrizabaMexico

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