A Fuzzy Method for Evaluating Suppliers

  • Hsuan-Shih Lee
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4223)


A key objective of procurement is to purchase the right product from right supplier at right price in due time. In this paper, we are going to propose a fuzzy method for the evaluation of suppliers under fuzzy environment. First we identify the strength and weakness of suppliers from their ratings. Based on the strength and weakness of suppliers, a fuzzy preference relation is constructed. Then we propose a linear programming model to derive the priorities of suppliers.


Fuzzy Number Supply Chain Management Triangular Fuzzy Number Collective Rating Fuzzy Preference Relation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hsuan-Shih Lee
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  1. 1.Department of Shipping and Transportation ManagementNational Taiwan Ocean UniversityKeelungTaiwan, Republic of China

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