Green Supplier Selection Framework Based on Multi-Criteria Decision-Analysis Approach

  • Jarosław WątróbskiEmail author
  • Wojciech Sałabun
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 52)


The aim of this article is to present the framework for dynamic suppliers’ evaluation and selection. The proposed framework defines input information together with a methodological background required for decision support processes. Authors suggest using the multi-criteria decision-analysis (MCDA) methodology to propose a dynamic approach. Therefore, the fuzzy TOPSIS method has been selected as a method that provides the ability to aggregate numerical and linguistic data, which are obtained from various inputs. After discussions on a framework outline, an empirical study is given. The presented problem concerns the selection of a supplier for the company producing cable bundles. Finally, a ranking for 25 vendors (for 12 periods) is obtained as a result, which facilitates the diversification of supplies for the discussed company.


Fuzzy set theory Supplier selection Framework Supply chain management (SCM) TOPSIS Multi-criteria decision-analysis (MCDA) 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.West Pomeranian University of TechnologySzczecinPoland

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